The epidemic data in the United States have hit new highs in the past few days, but some states still have still not taken epidemic prevention measures. People in many places also strongly oppose the shutdown of the economy to prevent and control the epidemic, and even doubt the existence of the novel coronavirus. In response, a nurse infected with the novel coronavirus in New Jersey told people from the experience of her whole family that the novel coronavirus is real and harmful, and vigilance must not be relaxed. Overcoming the epidemic requires everyone to overcome difficulties and work together.
Sophia Burke is a nurse at a New Jersey hospital, but she is not in the hospital but in her own home. According to Sophia, her mother came into contact with a person infected with the novel coronavirus because of her temporary relaxation of her vigilance. Her mother was infected and then infected her family. Seven of the eight people in the family were infected with the novel coronavirus.
Nurse with COVID-19 Sophia Burke: My father died last Tuesday wearing a ventilator. My mother was in the hospital for six days and still couldn’t breathe on her own. Now she is breathing oxygen at home. My child, my 2 year old daughter has diabetes and she also has Covid-19 and had to endure the high fever despite having no respiratory problems. And my son and my eldest daughter are sick. It’s so true. I feel so helpless sitting in the hospital bed now, just because we relax our vigilance for a second.
Sofia Burke, a nurse infected with COVID-19: I know everyone needs to survive (making money), and financial difficulties are real and painful, which can also destroy families. But what I want to say is, don’t you want to live healthy with your family? No pain, no breathlessness. Do you want to spend your hard-earned money on funerals to bury your loved ones? Yes, survival is important, but now we are fighting a virus, a pandemic that will kill us, and no one is spared.