COVID-19 patient’s last words to nurse: ‘I thought this was a hoax, but it’s not’
As people across the United States continue to ignore the severity of the coronavirus pandemic, medical professionals like Jane Appleby, Chief Medical Officer at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, are feeling compelled to speak out.
In video shared by NBC News 4 San Antonio, Appleby can be seen explaining what COVID-19 cases have been like across her city, and recalling a tragic tale of a coronavirus patient’s last words to a nurse.
“I heard a heartbreaking story this week. We cared for a 30-year-old patient at Methodist Hospital who told their nurse that they attended a ‘COVID party,'” Appleby says. “This is a party held by somebody diagnosed with the COVID virus, and the thought is that people get together to see if the virus is real and if anyone gets infected.” Read more…