US President Donald Trump, at a press briefing, said that nurses and healthcare workers sacrificing their lives to fight the Covid-19 pandemic is a “beautiful thing to see”.
The video which has now gone viral on social media shows Trump saying, “[Doctors and nurses] are running into death just like soldiers run into bullets … it’s a beautiful thing to see.”
Trump’s speech comes at a time when the United States is reportedly facing a massive shortage of PPE kits and other protective gear which healthcare workers require if they’re going to fight from the frontlines.
A data report by Time showed that as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US increases at an alarming rate, hospitals are getting overcrowded while the healthcare workers are practically running out of everything. No PPE kits, no eye shields, no gowns.
Another report published by Al Jazeera showed that frontline workers in the US were literally begging for PPE kits and it is the shortage of protective gear which is exposing doctors and nurses to the virus causing them to fall sick and eventually die from Covid-19. In the report, one of the nurses even said that their death was inevitable and this crisis had taught them one thing – that their lives are expendable.