Prevention is better than cure.


_Why People must stay home and not take any risks at all._

_Written by a nurse who works with ventilators._

_For those people who don't understand what it means to be on a ventilator but want to take the chance of going back to work or walk into crowded places such as malls or public transport, think again! You are risking not only yourself, but your family, friends and colleagues as most public transport are packed with people without the observance of social distancing! People also might not wear their masks properly. You do not know if the person standing or sitting next to you in public transport is infected and asymptomatic...._

_So, what are ventilators? For starters, a ventilator is NOT an oxygen mask put over the mouth while the patient is comfortably lying down and reading magazines, watching videos on mobile device or chatting with visitors._

_Ventilation for Covid-19 is an extremely painful intubation that goes down your throat and stays there. It is done under anesthesia for 2 to 3 weeks without you moving, often upside down, with a tube inserted from the mouth up to the trachea and allows you to breathe to the rhythm of the lung machine. It stays there until you get better or until you die!._

_You cannot talk or eat, or do anything naturally - the machine used to simply keep you breathing and alive! The discomfort and pain you will feel from this means medical experts have to administer sedatives and painkillers to ensure tube tolerance for as long as the machine is needed. It's like being in an artificial coma. Yes, coma is induced to keep you alive! We do not talk about quality of life at this stage or beyond. But the crux at the moment is to ensure you do not die!._

_After 20 days from this treatment, a young patient loses 40% muscle mass, and gets mouth or vocal cords trauma, as well as possible pulmonary or heart complications. Long-term disability and reduced quality of life may result if patient survives._

_A tube will be added into your stomach, either through your nose or skin for liquid food, a sticky bag around your butt to collect the diarrhea, a foley to collect urine, an IV for fluids and medications, an A-line to monitor your BP that is completely dependent upon finely calculated medication doses, teams of nurses, doctors, CRNA’s and MA’s to reposition your limbs every two hours and lying on a mat that circulates ice cold fluid to help bring down your 104 temperature._

_It is for this reason that many people, regardless the old or already weak people, cannot withstand the treatment and die. Many of us can be in this boat... so stay safe unless you want to take the chance of ending up here!._

_Covid-19 is NOT the simple flu. You get nothing taking the risk with Covid-19 by trying to be defiant! Tell selfish bosses who insist on having employees who are able to work from home back in the office that your life and health matters! This is especially so if you are one of those who need to travel on public transport to get to work! Anyone, the rich, poor, young old, healthy or unhealthy, can catch and succumb to Covid-19. No country is out of the woods yet!._

_Even if you recover from Covid-19, please remember that at this point in time, there are insufficient data to support if you can live your life like before or if you may be more vulnerable to other diseases in future!._

_Hence, I request EVERYONE to minimise going out! Wear your mask properly at all times! Work from home if you are able to! Even medical workers who don on protective gears at work can catch Covid-19, not to mention the general public who are only minimally protected with only a mask! DO NOT RISK yourself and your loved ones!._

*Stop the spread! Stay Safe, Stay Home and well!*.🙏

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