Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceCareers & EmploymentHealth Care · 1 month ago

Has anyone caught covid while working with covid patients ?

This question is for anyone who works directly with covid patients (specifically health care workers) while wearing your ppe and providing direct care have you contacted covid? I just started my new job at a hospital today and I had to work with covid patients. I wore my n95 mask and another mask on top of the n95 gloves, ppe, gowns, and my face shield. I really need my job but I don’t want to risk my health either. I’m very careful and I always wash and sanitize my hands. I’m a cna been one for six years, I don’t know what to do.

3 Answers

  • edward
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    I work in emergency.  I see them all first.  I’m perfectly fine

  • 1 month ago

    In the early days of covid, many medical staff contracted covid and some died.

    Most hospitals in the US have NOT had a patient to staff transmission since mid-April.

    You have been a CNA for 6 years... how often have you treated patients with the flu and other communicable illnesses?

    - if you work in a hospital setting, you have seen young people die of the flu. 

    Obviously, Covid is MUCH harder to acquire than the flu.

    16,000,000 people needed treatment for the flu in 2018-2019.  That's WITH a vaccine.

    More than double the amount of people who have acquired covid...

  • Judith
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It would seem you don't bother to read or watch the news because many nurses and others who have treated covid patients have died as a result.  In fact there is an article about it on yahoo news today.

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