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Florida nurses feel helpless as so many people die of COVID [View all]



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Florida nurses feel helpless as so many people die of COVID
On this ward at Morton Plant Hospital, nurses are overwhelmed by the number of new, desperate cases.
tampabay.com
8:34 AM · Sep 2, 2021


https://www.tampabay.com/news/health/2021/09/02/twelve-hours-in-a-florida-covid-19-icu/

She gets to the hospital 20 minutes before her shift, walks through the lobby carrying a smoothie, hoping — but not believing — that today might be better than the day before.

When she steps off the elevator on the second floor, she turns left, toward what used to be the Intensive Care Unit. Since mid-July, it’s become the COVID-19 ICU.

Jennifer Tellone has started calling it “The War Zone.”

In the small office she shares at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Jen lifts her mask to sip her drink. She hasn’t even put down her purse when another nurse rushes in.

The patient in Room 84 can’t breathe. She needs to be intubated — right away. “Want me to put in for a chest X-ray?” Jen asks, pulling an N95 mask over her surgical one.

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