CBS News has picked up the story of the woman who claims her hospital gave her no protection to take care of COVID-19 patients.
But CBS News apparently didn't check the story because, as they say, it was too good to check.
Imaris Vera, part-time nurse and part-time Instagram model, claims she quit her job at a Chicago area hospital – still unnamed – because the hospital didn't provide nurses with proper equipment around COVID-19 patients.
All we've heard is howls from governors and CDC officials for us not to take away gear from first responders. Save the PPE and the N-95 masks for the pros. So at first blush, the story looked like it might be true.
Then it started crumbling.
In perfect hair and make-up, the model and Instagram influencer wept over not having enough equipment to stay safe. She wept for her family who might get COVID-19 from her. CBS provided a somber music bed over which the sobbing nurse declared:
"America is not being prepared. The nurses are not being protected. I quit my job today. I went into work and I was assigned to a COVID patient on an ICU unit that has been converted to a designated COVID unit." In one frame CBS wrote the quote, "none of the nurses are wearing masks..."
CBS News obviously wanted people to understand that these nurses were not given masks to wear around COVID-19 patients.
People were outraged. Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders demanded something be done by the Department of Labor!
"It is insane that our nurses are being forced to care for the sick without masks and respirators. The Department of Labor must immediately issue emergency workplace standards to protect our health workers, their families, and their patients." Full Article - PJ Media - Victoria Taft
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