'My brother didn’t have to die,” his sister tweeted. “Healthcare providers need Personal Protective Equipment NOW!”
'My brother didn’t have to die,” Kious Kelly's sister tweeted. “Healthcare providers need Personal Protective Equipment NOW!”"My brother didn’t have to die,” Kious Kelly's sister tweeted. “Healthcare providers need Personal Protective Equipment NOW!” By Mary Papenfuss A 48-year-old assistant nursing supervisor died of coronavirus after working at a hospital where nurses recently criticized the lack of medical supplies in a social media post. Kious Kelly tested positive for COVID-19 after helping treat patients with coronavirus at New York City’s Mt. Sinai West, and died Tuesday, according to the hospital and his sister. He may be the first nurse in the city to succumb to the illness caused by the coronavirus. Kelly’s sister, Marya Patrice Sherron, blamed her brother’s death on the lack of adequate protective gear for health care workers. “My brother didn’t have to die ,” she tweeted Wednesday. “Healthcare providers need PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) NOW!” Sherron called her brother’s death “excruciating,” adding: “It’s hard to breathe, I don’t know how to do this.” Kelly was popular among his heartbroken colleagues, who said he always went the extra mile for the staff and patients. A photograph of three nurses at Kelly’s hospital outfitted in garbage bags — instead of standard medical gear — was recently shared on social media, the New York Post reported. The message has since been removed, but the photo was published by the Post . “NO MORE GOWNS IN THE WHOLE HOSPITAL,” the caption read, according to the Post. “NO MORE MASKS AND REUSING THE DISPOSABLE ONES … NURSES FIGURING IT OUT DURING COVID-19 CRISIS.” One of the nurses is holding a box of garbage bags. Nurses at Mount Sinai West have resorted to wearing trash bags as protective gear. A nurse manager just died there of COVID-19. This should not be happening in America. Read more: HuffPost
TrumpsFault grinningbamE This is on Trump. Holding back medical supplies for political reasons TrumpGenocide JoeNBC We have 5million N95 masks made in USA and neglect of healthcare workers doesn’t make sense and we here to serve Trilogy Evo portable Life Ventilators DS2110X11B $16,100 50 left on the ground; 50 built each week
HeatherMirassou Thank u Kious Kelly, a real hero Prayers for your family. Sorry it happened but a lack of supplies wasn't the reason, he likely contracted it last month before the first US death, when supplies were not an issue. GOPLeader this is on You and Trump This is incredibly heartbreaking. How is this happening, to healthcare workers. They’re no excuse. Sending prayers to the family. 🙏🏽
This is beyond sad Saddened by this reality. Praying for you.
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So sorry for your loss 😢condolences to you and your family. God bless you all 🙏 I hope we are going to learn fast before this happens to our precious health workers. Sadly, we're just going to be seeing more of these stories. Thoughts and prayers with the heroes on the frontline and their families. . Republicans, think about it this way - when all the medical professionals are gone who will be there to take care of you? They need equipment now!
RIP hero! So sad and needless. We are operating like a third world country 💔💔💔 Work related fatality, NY state plan acting as OSHA must investigate within 24 hours
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