WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- CBS News was probed about sharing a video of a nurse crying and claiming she quit her job due to the lack of personal protective equipment.
- After the netizens found out that Imaris Vera, the nurse, was not trustworthy, CBS issued a statement from her for clarifications.
- The nurse explained that they were assigned one mask for each patient, but was not allowed to wear them outside of the patient’s room.
CBS News was probed, and thus issued a clarification about the video of a nurse who was crying while stating her hospital managers didn’t want her to put on an N95 mask while treating COVID-19 patients.
On Sunday, CBS shared the video of Imaris Vera, a nurse at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Illinois. In the footage, she claimed she had left her job because of the lack of PPEs.
Vera was crying while saying, “America is not prepared. And nurses are not being protected.”
“I quit my job today. I went into work and I was assigned to a COVID patient on an ICU unit that has been converted to a designated COVID unit. None of the nurses are wearing masks, not even surgical masks in the hallways when they’re giving reports to each other. I had my own N95 mask. I told my manager, I understand we’re short on supplies, but let me protect myself. Let me feel safe.”
The video went viral when the news broadcaster shared it. Sen. Bernie Sanders even shared it with his 9.5 million followers as well.
But after the netizens started investigating Vera, and found out she wasn’t trustworthy at all, CBS was compelled to issue a statement from the nurse.
CBS News posted the clarification on Monday in a follow-up tweet.
According to the news service, Vera said, “we were each assigned 1 N95 per 1 covid patient’s room but was not allowed to wear it outside of the room, wear our own N95 mask around the Nurses station or Halls, which I came prepared with.”
After several hours of posting, the news organization wrote another tweet as a follow up about the job status of Vera.
The tweet says, “the hospital, Northwestern Medicine, acknowledged that Imaris Vera had quit her job, but referred CBS News to Vera as to the details of why.”
Source: New York Post