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Doctor says patients spitting on Asian American nurses due to cornovirus

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

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Doctor says patients spitting on Asian American nurses ...

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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."

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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. 😁