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Doctor says patients spitting on Asian American nurses due to cornovirus


Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

From CNN transcript:

Doctor says patients spitting on Asian American nurses ...


Dr. Leana Wen says she has received backlash over her ethnicity after appearing on air to discuss the coronavirus pandemic...."Telling me to go back to my own country. Saying that I should admit that it's, quote, unquote, my people who are causing this virus. And I have friends and colleagues who are Asian-American doctors and nurses who patients are spitting on them and refusing to be treated by them because they are the ones who are apparently are carrying this virus."


Emergent, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 28 years experience.

Some people are so weird and ignorant. Seriously?

azhiker96, BSN, RN

Specializes in PACU. Has 10 years experience.

Spitting on your nurse is a symptom that can be treated with a social intubation. 😁