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  • I'm a doctor for the NHS.

  • I've been working with the NHS since 2018.

  • And I was a pregnant doctor working during the pandemic at the time.

  • And I'm here today because I think

  • it's very important we bring the truth out.

  • There have been a lot of errors during the pandemic,

  • and it's cost human lives

  • a lot of people have died senselessly.

  • When the pandemic happened earlier this year,

  • I saw it go through all the different countries,

  • and a part of me believed that our country will be prepared.

  • We're a leading country in a lot of areas,

  • especially in the field of science and medicine.

  • So I thought nothing could go wrong in Great Britain.

  • And I had faith in the government,

  • I had faith that they would protect doctors and healthcare workers

  • so that we could protect our patients.

  • They're not showing us how many healthcare workers

  • have been ill in ITU.

  • They're not showing us how many domestic cleaners have died.

  • They're not showing any of that.

  • I am not allowed to speak to anybody in the media.

  • And that made me very upset.

  • [Informer]

  • [Pregnant Covid Doctor]

  • When the first healthcare worker died, they died in a Covid ward.

  • They were infected,

  • and the only way they could have been infected was if

  • they didn't have the right protection.

  • In my husband's own hospital,

  • a pregnant nurse died.

  • This is one healthcare worker.

  • To date, we have 620 healthcare workers who've died.

  • Driving to work every day, I had a fear.

  • I didn't know what I was exposing myself to or my unborn child to.

  • And if something had happened,

  • I would have never been able to forgive myself.

  • I asked for risk assessments.

  • I asked to be changed to a different department.

  • But my concerns weren't being heard

  • because there wasn't enough evidence to show that pregnant women

  • won't be at any risk or neither would the unborn child.

  • And this is why I realized that not only am I being silenced,

  • my own managers were following my social media.

  • They were tracking everything I was saying, everything I was doing.

  • I received phone calls with threats.

  • And I was also told that if I didn't show up to my long shifts,

  • I wouldn't be paid as I usually am.

  • They don't know I'm coming today because they have told me that

  • I have to go through them if I want to speak to any media.

  • These are the people who are trying to create a sort of propaganda.

  • They're putting out these briefings in the hospital

  • and posters saying, “We've had this many patients who are Covid-positive

  • and we've discharged them.”

  • But they're not showing the reality.

  • And that's what they're fearful of.

  • They're all just yes-men to the government,

  • and they are trying to hide the reality.

  • If, as doctors, we're being silenced in our own hospitals,

  • where does that leave us as a country?

  • What kind of democracy are we living in?

  • I mean, these are the kind of things that we would see in

  • strict regimes like North Korea.

  • This is happening within our own country.

  • As a doctor, I was working during the pandemic until April.

  • So January, February, March, April, these four months,

  • not once did I get a mask fitting.

  • I had nothing on that ward.

  • It left me in a situation where

  • I had to look at my own protection or the patient.

  • And every single day, the guidelines were changing.

  • One day we were told the full gown was OK.

  • The next day we were told that a plastic apron is OK.

  • A pinny was good enough to protect ourselves from a deadly virus.

  • We knew that all of these changes in the guidelines

  • were based on politics

  • because they just didn't have the right amount of PPE.

  • But nobody would ever use these words,

  • We don't have enough.”

  • If I went in to a patient who was Covid-positive

  • and he coughed in between the consultation, then what?

  • Last year in July, when they did a full investigation into

  • how much protective gear they have,

  • they realized that there wasn't enough

  • if a pandemic had hit us.

  • Nothing was done.

  • Within our own country, within the UK,

  • there were so many manufacturers who had the PPE that we required.

  • They were sitting in their warehouses.

  • But our government decided to order PPE from Burma, from Turkey.

  • And when they came, they were also faulty.

  • When we looked into the PPE the government had,

  • they were out of date.

  • They were expired.

  • As a doctor, walking into your work,

  • opening a surgical mask box,

  • and seeing that the expiry date had a sticker replaced on top of it,

  • how do you think that makes us feel?

  • I think the biggest issue now is how can we help healthcare workers

  • because this pandemic has taken a huge psychological toll

  • on everybody.

  • We've lost faith in our government.

  • A lot of us have even lost the love that we had

  • and the passion that we had for our jobs.

  • And I don't know if we can recover from this.

  • The government have lied to us,

  • and they have to be held accountable.

  • And we have to seek justice

  • for those families who've lost their loved ones.

  • These ministers have blood on their hands.

  • They have killed people.

  • And they're still sitting in the same office,

  • and this has to change.

I'm a doctor for the NHS.

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The Pregnant Doc Telling the Truth About COVID-19 | Informers

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    辛蒂兒   posted on 2020/10/28
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