An Intensive Care Nurse has made an emotional plea with the general public to ask them to continue to adhere to the social distancing rules which are currently in place.
As more people start to move around again, despite the lockdown being in place, many healthcare professionals are worried that a pre-emptive return to pre-lockdown conditions, could lead to a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a public post on social media, Leanne Worrall said:
“Stepped back out of ICU…
“This is positive it means that we have managed to flatten the curve, some control has been regained, and the numbers are becoming less.
“Does it mean this is over, that Corona Virus is finished…. No, it absolutely doesn’t mean that!
“I sense a relax in people’s mentality of the lockdown and of social distancing.
“If you stop following the rules now, we will very quickly have a second wave, and it will devastate us once again.
“Please don’t make me and my colleagues have to go back into the hell of what the last five weeks has been.
“We have all seen things that we will never ever get over, patients died without their loved ones, and we went to work scared for our own lives.
“Please please don’t relax now, continue to follow the rules, protect yourselves and your family and protect us and our NHS”.
So far in the UK alone, there have been 152,840 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 20,732 have died in hospital after contracting the virus.
Globally, there have been 3,057,376 WHO-confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 208,761 deaths.
So far, 84 healthcare professionals have died of COVID-19.
Emergency Services News has set up a memorial group on Facebook for the family, friends and colleagues of the healthcare professionals who have died after contracting COVID-19, to share memories of their loved ones/colleagues.
Here at Emergency Services News – since the tragic death of PC Andrew Harper in August 2019 – we have a tradition of setting up a memorial group for any member of the emergency services who has died during the course of their duty.
The ‘Healthcare Professionals Who Have Died Of COVID-19 | Memorial Group‘ is a continuation of respecting and honouring the memories of the truly remarkable men and women who have died trying to protect the public from COVID-19.
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