Coronavirus Doctor Fired for Saying Hospital Didn't Have Protective Equipment | 22 Words

Yesterday, news broke that the United States now leads the world with the highest number of confirmed cases of coronavirus.

The shocking news came after months of coronavirus wreaking havoc across the globe.

Now, another worrying revelation has been made, after an American doctor claimed he was fired for saying his hospital didn't have enough protective equipment.

Here's the full story:

As of today, at the time of writing, the U.S. has 82,179 active cases of the virus...

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Including 1,177 known deaths - more cases than China, Italy or any other country has seen, as per The New York Times.

The states appear to have become the new epicenter of the pandemic...

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And without a doubt have become the hardest hit, as of today.

The news comes just days after President Trump said he wants the nation "opened up and just raring to go by Easter."

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Trump has repeatedly expressed how eager he is to lift lockdowns within weeks, despite warnings from experts and doctors that if the nation returns to work, COVID-19 cases could spike once again.

New York is the hotspot for coronavirus cases here in the States.

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So much so, that this week, those who have been in New York, specifically, the New York metro area, are being asked to quarantine for fourteen days.

New York state alone has accounted for 37,738 cases...

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And 385 deaths, most of them occurring in New York City.

According to a New York doctor, the number of patients on ventilators "more than doubled" in the past 3 days...

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Dr. Craig Smith, chair of the department of surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City, explained: "We have not exhausted our existing supply of ventilators but if we keep doubling every three days, we might."

However, at today's White House briefing, Dr. Deborah Birx said that Chicago and Detroit are also demonstrating a "concerning" spread of the virus.

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She said that those locations were showing a “more rapid increase" of spread.

Birx also said this: “There is no reality on the ground that 60-70% of Americans will get infected in the next 8-12 weeks."

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This is certainly a worrying time for all those in America and across the globe.

The world is not prepared.

And one doctor has even been fired for criticizing the lack of protective equipment.

Dr. Ming Lin was fired.

After the doctor complained online that PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Washington had a serious lack of protective equipment, he was told his contract had been terminated.

Washington has been hit hard.

Ming Lin, who had worked at the hospital for 17 years, tried to raise awareness of the lack of equipment but he was given an ultimatum to either delete his social media posts or have his contract terminated.

Many doctors have died.

Across the world, countless doctors have contracted the virus and many of them have died. Why? Because of a serious lack of protective equipment.

Dr Lin is annoyed at his dismissal.

He claims it's a real 'blow' to be terminated - however people online are hailing him as a true hero. We agree.