Covid-19 deniers still insist the bug isn't real even while taking their last breath and succumbing to the deadly virus, a nurse has claimed.
Some patients dying from coronavirus claim the infection is a hoax despite being diagnosed.
Jodi Doering has spoken out about her experience in dealing with a number of people who are still in denial about the reality of the pandemic.
The American posted a series of t weets highlighting the challenges faced by medics when people claim the virus is a work of fiction.
In fact, Covid deniers will refuse to admit they have the virus, and would rather claim they have lung cancer, she says.
The mum of two and ER nurse said in some cases they choose to direct their anger at the staff trying to save their lives rather than speak to their own families while they still have the chance.
Jodi, from South Dakota, had such a response from her tweets that she appeared on CNN to elaborate on her heartbreaking experiences tackling the disease, reports Mirror Online.
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"The reason I tweeted what I did was it wasn't one particular patient it was a culmination of so many people, and their last dying words are "this can't be happening, it's not real".
"When they should be spending time FaceTiming their families they're filled with anger and hatred and it just made me really sad. I just can't believe that those are going to be their last thoughts and words.
"People look for anything. People want it to be influenza, they want it to be pneumonia, we’ve even had people say, 'I think it might be lung cancer', something so far fetched.
"The reality is since day one when covid started, if it walks like duck, it talks like a duck, it's a duck.
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"Even after the positive test results come back, some people still don’t believe it."
Since appearing on CNN and posting her original tweets, the nurse says she has been sent death threats but won't let that put her off from raising awareness.
In her original messages from Sunday, she wrote: "I have a night off from the hospital.
"As I’m on my couch with my dog I can’t help but think of the Covid patients the last few days.
"The ones that stick out are those who still don’t believe the virus is real.
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"The ones who scream at you for a magic medicine and that Joe Biden is Going to ruin the USA.
"All while gasping for breath on 100% Vapotherm. They tell you there must be another reason they are sick.
"They call you names and ask why you have to wear all that 'stuff' because they don’t have COViD because it’s not real."
After she received backlash for highlighting the reality of Covid patients who don't accept what's happening to them she added another series of defiant tweets.
"I debated on locking down my Twitter. You know, death threats and stuff.
"I have worried about the safety of my two strong, independent daughters.
"But if ever there was a time to set an example, it is now.
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