The sickest all had red eyes, says nurse on front lines of coronavirus pandemic

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    A veteran registered nurse who treated COVID-19 patients in Washington state said the sickest all seemed to have one thing in common — redness around the eyes.

    “It’s something that I witnessed in all of them. They have, like … allergy eyes. The white part of the eye is not red. It’s more like they have red eye shadow on the outside of their eyes,” Chelsey Earnest told CNN on Monday.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention currently does list conjunctivitis or eye redness as a symptom of COVID-19.

    Earnest was working at the Life Care Center in Kirkland in late February when the novel coronavirus rampaged through the nursing home in the early stages of the pandemic. At least 37 deaths are linked to the COVID-19 outbreak there. The average age of the deceased was 80.

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    Maybe it has to do with taking care of the critically ill back in the day. I feel a thinner barrier between life and death more intensely (I’m over 65 and husband is 73).

    Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

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    Scary, and unpleasant.

    I suppose the same could be said for filo viruses like Ebola as well.

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    Nurses observe people much more closely than physicians.

     

    Doctors may give the orders but nurses save your life.

    “Don’t you think it’s a bit absurd In the wealthiest country in the history of the world we have to depend upon the generosity of billionaires to help us? ” Bernie Sanders Fox Town Hall March 9th 2020

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