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  • - Let's see how that looks.

  • How's that?

  • - [Interviewer] Adjust the camera a little bit so you're perfectly in the center.

  • Right now, there's a little more space on your left.

  • - How about that?

  • - [Interviewer] Yeah, that's great.

  • I think you're ready.

  • COVID-19.

  • - Difficult.

  • (laughs)

  • I get minimum three COVID possible or positive patients a day.

  • It's just become the normal now.

  • I've been getting them everyday for the last two months.

  • - The first thing that pops into my mind is fear, even though I don't really want it to be.

  • - Unprecedented.

  • - Unpredictable.

  • - Shitty.

  • I lost my grampa to COVID-19 just a few weeks ago and it was probably one of the worst experiences of my family's life.

  • Not being able to be there for him, for him to just go out like that was pretty damn shitty.

  • - [Interviewer] COVID-19.

  • - Overwhelming.

  • - Nervous.

  • - [Interviewer] Why?

  • - On a selfish level, I'm nervous because I'm supposed to go to grad school in the fall, like at my dream school.

  • It feels like this is never gonna end and the changes are just so constant that it's tumultuous right now.

  • - In my household, I live with my mother and my brother.

  • They stay upstairs, I stay in my basement.

  • If I get it, I get it, I don't care.

  • It's just I don't want my family getting it.

  • My brother has autism.

  • He's in such a routine where he knows he sees me every day and it's heartbreaking because I'm breaking that routine.

  • - Okay, one word to describe COVID-19.

  • Courage.

  • - Isolation.

  • - Isolating.

  • - Scary.

  • - I work in the emergency room so we're the frontlines.

  • We actually had someone who was a healthcare worker who was threatened to be shot at because we were the reasons why COVID is a thing.

  • She was in her scrubs and it was crazy and so we got this huge email and text saying, "Please come in your street clothes just for your safety."

  • - Chaos.

  • - Uncertain.

  • - This has completely changed the paradigm.

  • Learning on the fly what works and what doesn't and at the same time, people are losing their lives quickly.

  • And it's been a challenge.

  • - As a nurse who has to do my job, we could potentially be the cause or be carrying the cause of someone's death.

  • We're weapons.

  • We're walking biological weapons.

  • - I was sent home from work today because I actually had a low-grade fever and I had no idea.

  • I felt completely fine but they turned me away and told me to go home.

  • So if this persists, I think, for more than four days then I've gotta get tested and I'm not looking forward to that.

  • - Pandemic.

  • - Oh man.

  • (laughs)

  • Can that work, "oh man"?

  • Okay.

  • (interviewer laughs)

  • Oh man.

  • - [Interviewer] What happens when the pandemic is over?

  • - I don't know.

  • That's the thing, it's like, are we gonna go back to being our normal lives?

  • Are we gonna still be very precautious about what we touch, and how we interact with each other?

  • - But is it ever really over?

  • Is the real question, is it really ever over?

  • Yeah, the world will go back to normal but I think people will still continue to die from this virus, unfortunately.

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    たらこ posted on 2020/05/06
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