‘If I Can’t Live You Can’t Too’ Patient With Coronavirus Tears Off Nurse’s Mask Spits On Her

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As the World is alert to the danger of the Infectious Coronavirus, reports are coming of Health worker maltreatment by sick , being quarantined for the Illness.

Philippine Blog, lucisphilippines.press, reports a Nurse encountered a patient was having a fever the hospital and suspected of being infected the Coronavirus, so she kindly gave him a mask to prevent cross-infection other patients, saying “There are many sick the hospital. Since you are sick and your immune system is weak now so here’ a mask for you to wear to you from getting sicker or spreading the illness further”

Suddenly, the man went crazy and threw a fit when she gave him the mask. He shouted at her, “I’m already sick, what’ the use of wearing a mask now?” As if wasn’t enough, he got up and pulled the mask from the staff’ face to spit at her.

There are also widespread unconfirmed reports of such Doctor and other Health worker assaults such as a Viral post Asian Social Media Weibo, in which a doctor in Wuhan had a similar experience. Apparently, the doctor said a patient’s family got angry and tore the doctor’s protective clothing. They even said, “Why are you wearing protective gear? If I’m going to then we will all together!”

Violence among health workers are the rise worldwide especially in the face of these Infectious Diseases such as the Coronavirus and our Native Lassa Fever which continues to spread (Reports here ), despite attempts by Health workers to isolate and quarantine infected patients.

Targeted attempts at infecting healthworkers Infectious diseases are despicable and efforts should be put in place to prevent such