Nurse Shares Before & After Pictures of Herself to Show Toll of Treating Coronavirus

A 27-year-old nurse in the US has shared her before and after photos on social media platforms to show the horrifying reality of spending eight months in a Covid ward.

According to report from the, a nurse named Kathryn from Tennessee shared a fresh-faced photo taken just before she graduated in April, next to a recent image of her PPE-scarred face during a weekend shift.

The post has since been shared close to 87,600 times on Twitter, with many saying Kathryn’s photo serves to highlight the strains doctors and nurses treating coronavirus are facing.

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Kathryn, who works at a hospital in Tennessee, said the worst scar – the red raw wound on her nose – generally disappears just in time for her to begin her next 12-and-a-half hour shift.

“On Saturday night I was in the middle of a shift, had just come out of a patient’s room, and had just taken all my PPE off,” the nurse was quoted as saying to

According to the report, Kathryn works three 12-and-a-half hour shifts over three nights, then has the following three off.

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