“I am a nurse and right now I am facing this medical emergency.” This is how the post begins. The post by Alessia Bonari who in these hours started circulating on social media. “I’m afraid too – writes the young Tuscan – but not to go shopping, I’m afraid to go to work”.
“I’m afraid because the mask may not adhere well to the face, or I may have accidentally touched myself with dirty gloves, or maybe the goggles do not completely cover my eyes and something may have passed,” explains the young woman.
And she returns to the theme of the exhausting shifts that already in recent days have been highlighted, always on social networks, by other colleagues (as in the photo of the nurse destroyed by work, posted on social networks by a doctor who wanted to sensitise users)
“I am physically tired because the protective devices are bad, the lab coat makes you sweat and once dressed, I can no longer go to the bathroom or drink for six hours. I am psychologically tired, and like all my colleagues who for weeks have been in my same situation, but this will not prevent us from doing our job as we have always done. I will continue to take care of my patients, because I am proud and in love with my job ».
“What I ask anyone who is reading this post – she concludes – is not to underestimate the effort we are making, to be selfless, to stay at home and thus protect those who are more fragile. We young people are not immune to coronavirus, we too can get sick. I can’t afford the luxury of going back to my quarantined house, I have to go to work and do my part. You do yours, I ask you please.”