I was slightly relieved when I got to the end of this article and realized it was about Australia (the Guardian does that all the time, presents you with articles with no obvious explicit indication what country they relate to, but for once I was relieved when i twigged, rather than irritated). However, it wouldn't surprise me if it is the same everywhere.
It’s bizarre to watch an individual chastise the nurses and doctors about Covid being fake as they sit on the floor gasping for air while a cytokine storm roars in their lungs. The time between each word is drawn out while they are trying to draw in as many breaths as they can. “Would you like the oxygen back on, sir?” a nurse will inquire after another failed escape. They accept our help back to their room. Regain their breath with help from the oxygen. And then the escape plotting starts all over again. Another patient who was on a ventilator kept telling us Covid wasn’t real after they regained consciousness.
We’ve cared for people in their 20s and 30s, and that has been confronting – most of my colleagues are the same age