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Michigan ER nurse on COVID-19: 'This is truly scary'

Posted at 1:51 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 17:37:52-04

(WXYZ) —

A Michigan emergency room nurse has taken to social media, pleading with people to stay inside amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Mary Macdonald said she works at Ascension Hospital in Novi and posted the video to Instagram the days ago.

She said that if you would've asked her 10-plus days ago, she didn't think the outbreak would be as bad as it is now.

"Until you see it first hand, you have no idea what it's like, or what it's going to be like. It's truly frightening," she said.

She said she had to help out the Southfield hospital, and that they had to put 10 patients on ventilators, and her patient right before she left took the last ventilator in the hospital.

"We're going to start making life-or-death decisions in regards to people's care," she said.

Macdonald also said that they are out of medication, including Tylenol, and they can't keep people ventilated.

"This is truly scary and nobody is taking it seriously," she said.

Watch her video below.

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