Tearful nurse claims minority coronavirus patients are being ‘murdered’ by negligent doctors who ‘don’t care’ – The Sun

A TEARFUL nurse has claimed that coronavirus patients are "being murdered" by negligent medics but that "nobody cares because they're all minorities".

Nicole Sirotek, 37, works on the frontline at a hospital in New York, which has been the state hardest hit by the pandemic and has so far seen more than 25,000 deaths.

Speaking in a clip posted to YouTube, Sirotek described conditions in the hospital as like "going into the f***ing twilight zone".

"They're not dying of COVID," she said.

"Yes people are going to die of COVID, I know this. I am literally saying they're murdering these people.

"And nobody cares because they're all minorities and we're in the f***ing hood and that's not okay."

Concerns have been raised in a number of countries about the greater proportion of ethnic minorities dying from coronavirus.

Sirotek lives in Elko, Nevada with her husband and two children, and is one of hundreds of medical staff who travelled from around the country to help New York's burgeoning healthcare system.

Among the examples of negligence she cites is being assigned to one patient who had already died and been placed in a body bag.

She also alleges mistakes by other medics that cost patients their lives.

She says one patient died while waiting to go for an x-ray because a ventilator tube hadn't been placed properly, and her attempts to warn other medics were ignored.

"Literally only one side of his chest is inflating. He dies," she said.

She described on occasion on which a resident doctor used a defibrillator – which administers an electric shock to the body to restart a stopped heart – on a man whose heart was already beating.

"The resident starts doing chest compressions which is not what you do," she said.

"I run to stop him. He f***ing defibrillates him and kills him.

"I was literally saying, 'Can you stop him he's going to kill that patient?'

"And the director of nursing just shook his head and I turned around and he killed the dude."

New York remains under a statewide lockdown, and currently has more than 250,000 active cases of coronavirus.

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