‘You got me emotional’: Joe Biden started tearing up after talking to a nurse about treating COVID-19 patients in ICU
- President-elect Joe Biden teared up when talking to an ICU nurse about her experience treating COVID-19 patients.
- “You got me emotional,” Biden said on a video call with frontline workers. “Anyone who spent significant time in ICU, like I did for months, … observed the incredible mental strain on nurses in ICU units.”
- Biden’s son, Beau, spent time in the ICU during his treatment for brain cancer.
- As coronavirus cases surge in the US, nurses say hospitals lack staff and resources to adequately handle the rise in hospitalizations.
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President-elect Joe Biden became emotional and appeared to tear up when talking to a nurse about the coronavirus pandemic’s toll on healthcare workers.
Biden met virtually with four frontline workers: a firefighter, a homecare worker, an ICU nurse, and a teacher on Wednesday to discuss their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mary Turner, the president of the Minnesota chapter of National Nurses United, tearfully talked about treating COVID-19 in her hospital’s ICU since February. Turner said nurses at her hospital were still reusing N95 masks due to a lack of protective equipment.
“I myself have held the hand of dying patients crying out for their families …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]