Appalachian COVID deniers anger nurses in Virginia

You work all day, and you see people who are struggling to breathe, and you see the horrible side of what COVID can do. And then you go home and you see restaurants that are packed and grocery stores where person after person is going in without a mask… There have been times when I broke down and cried. It was just devastating, because you leave the hospital and you come out into a community that doesn’t believe that it’s real and in what it can do.

— Jamie Swift, a registered nurse who oversees infection prevention  at Johnston Memorial Hospital, a rural healthcare provider in The Old Dominion (Via The Washington Post: Appalachian COVID deniers anger nurses in Virginia)