Bay Space native and part-time physician at UCSF, Dr. Taylor Nichols, spoke with ABC Information about his current encounter with a COVID-19 affected person, adorned with swastika and Nazi tattoos on his chest.
Dr. Nichols, who’s Jewish, explains how he and his crew, a Black nurse and an Asian respiratory therapist at a Sacramento-area hospital, labored to deal with the person identical to they’d another coronavirus affected person.
“All of us knew what he considered us. How he valued our lives. But right here we have been, working seamlessly as a crew to ensure we gave him the very best probability to outlive that we may,” he tweeted Monday.
“I see the SS tattoo and take into consideration what he would possibly take into consideration having a Jewish doctor taking good care of him now, or how a lot he would have cared about my life if the roles have been reversed.”
I run by the meds and plan with the nurse and RT. I pause. I see the SS tattoo and take into consideration what he would possibly take into consideration having Jewish doctor taking good care of him now, or how a lot he would have cared about my life if the roles have been reversed. 16/
— Taylor Nichols, MD (@tnicholsmd) November 30, 2020
Nichols posted a collection of tweets concerning the encounter, detailing how the affected person pleaded with the medical crew, “Do not let me die, doc.”
He says he is encountered sufferers like this earlier than, “the swastikas, the racists,” and all the time feels “a bit shaken.”
Nevertheless, Nichols affirms it does not change his mindset, saying “I went into this job wanting to save lots of lives.”
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