On August 4, 2021, an intensive care nurse responded to a TikTok user with a bible verse after falsely claiming that cases of the COVID-19 pandemic were “not increasing”. In reality, it is a fact that cases are increasing rapidly. The commentator also falsely claimed that there was a “political agenda” behind the number of cases. The misleading remarks shared by the commentator were just one example of the COVID denial that plagued social media platforms, including well in the spread of the delta variant.
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In a video, the nurse, identified as TikTok user @_katieworkman, shared a stern but heartfelt message of kindness. It has been viewed over 1.5 million times and received over 140,000 likes.
Hi Rhonda. I really wish you could see what we see. I really wish you could see a young daddy call and FaceTime his kids and wife before he was intubated, probably for the last time. I wish you could see how hard we work every day and people are still dying from this virus. It’s unlike anything else I’ve ever seen… we’ve ever seen. And I wish you could see the small victories when a COVID survivor takes their first step again. We celebrate them so happily. We celebrate these little victories so much. I wish you could see what we see. I’m not trying to change your mind, but I wish everyone could see what we are seeing.
Today’s verse is from Isaiah. Isaiah 6: 8. I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? So I said, “Here I am. Send me.”
I’m so glad I can do this, and you aren’t. But, if you came to my hospital and you were my patient, I would love you and take care of you all the same.
The message and bible verse shared by the ICU nurse came just like Tennessee hospitals have been overwhelmed with COVID patients. At the same time, a “rapid increase” has been observed in hospitalizations of children in Florida. The state of Mississippi was recording an increasing number of cases. Other states were also experiencing similar emergencies.
Readers who have not yet been vaccinated can learn more about vaccine safety directly from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where it has unequivocally stated that COVID-19 vaccines are both “safe. and effective ”.