An amazing thread by one of the NHS heroes Natalie Silvey for those people who think it is alright to take a trip to the seaside, have a walk in the parks, or complain that pubs have closed during the Coronavirus pandemic.
First published in March 2020.
This is the face of someone who just spent 9 hours in personal protective equipment moving critically ill Covid-19 patients around London.
I feel broken – and we are only at the start.
I am begging people. Please, please, do social distancing and self isolation.
Twitter / @silv24
Those red/purple marks across my face are from my mask and are deeper than you think.
Today I have seen just what Covid-19 is doing, and now I just want to scream at people to listen to us.
I volunteered to do this. The consultant anaesthetist I was with volunteered. This is bringing out the best of us.
Now, can the rest of the country please bring out their best and listen!
I am a bit blown away by the responses to this. I was a crying mess when I sent it.
The real heroes are the nurses. Today I saw just what efforts they are going to, and I am truly humbled to work alongside them.
Tweets posted on 21 March 2020 by @silv24.