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Florida hospital staff say panic, fear and lamentation of unvaccinated Covid-19 patients




“We prepared to intubate the patient, which means putting him on a ventilator, and they said,‘ If I have the vaccine now, couldn’t I go to the ventilator? “So they ask for it,” nursing officer Tammy Daniel told CNN. “They’re desperate because they’re looking for air, they can’t breathe, they’re scared, they feel like they’re dying.”

But then it is too late for a vaccine to stop its infection.

Baptist Medical Center has seen his Covid-19 The number of patients multiplied every day, Daniel said. “We can’t open the beds fast enough to meet demand,” he said.
The increase is overwhelming Baptist Medical Center, where 389 patients are being treated for Covid-19, a 50% increase over last week. Of the new patients, 83 have ventilators and are struggling to survive.

More than 99 percent of these patients are not vaccinated and the average age is around 50, said Michael Mayo, CEO of Baptist Health.

Dr. Michelle Aquino said many of the patients who get very sick are young.

Last week he admitted a 19-year-old and a 25-year-old to Covid-19, both perfectly healthy before their infections, he said.

“So you see these healthy people walking around saying I don’t need a vaccine, I’m fine if I have Covid, I’ll be fine and that’s not true. With the Delta variant, we’ve really seen that not true,” Aquino said.

Nursing chief Tammy Daniel speaks with CNN at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida.

Some patients said they were more concerned about vaccines than disease. Now they say they regret not getting the vaccine sooner.

That fear of vaccines is especially frustrating, Aquino said, because there is still no significant and safe treatment for Covid-19.

“When patients come in, we’re very honest with them. We say it’s a lot, we think it will help, we’re not sure it will help, it can help, we hope it helps, but I’m not sure and you take it every day,” he said. say Aquinas.

Aquino, everyone at Baptist Medical Center has lost patients because of the virus, according to Aquino, who has been emotionally burning staff who know most of these deaths could have been prevented.