Eye-opening footage has gone viral of a coronavirus medic pouring out "buckets of sweat" from her hazmat suit halfway through her shift...
It's no secret that PPE is pretty uncomfortable for medics to wear...
via: Getty ImagesBut it a necessary part of treating patients during the pandemic.
But, with summer upon us and temperatures soaring...
via: Getty ImagesThese hazmat suits are more uncomfortable than ever.
It's hardly a surprise that these medics must be extremely hot under all those layers.
via: Getty ImagesAnd a video has emerged proving this in the most extreme way.
The footage came from China...
via: Getty ImagesAnd viewers have been left shocked after watching the nurse taking her PPE off.
It's a truly unbelievable watch.
via: Getty ImagesIf you think wearing a mask during warm weather is bad, just wait until you see this clip...
We are living in highly precarious times.
via: GettySince the start of the year, a devastating pandemic has gripped the globe, and it is showing no signs of letting go anytime soon.
In December 2019, we first caught wind of the name COVID-19.
via: GettyThe virus, which originated in China, was quick to spread across the globe, bringing most countries to a total standstill.
The speed of infection was terrifying.
via: GettyAs it stands, there are over twenty million cases of the virus worldwide.
But the deaths are even more alarming.
via: GettyAt the time of writing, there have been 739, 561 recorded COVID-19 deaths.
This number is truly devastating...
via: GettyAnd we can't even begin to imagine what the families of those lost to this horrendous virus must be currently going through.
So, of course, it is of the utmost importance that we abide by the lockdown rules in place...
via: GettyIn order to avoid a second spike and, inevitably, even more deaths.
And, even more importantly...
via: GettyA vaccine needs to be found, and fast.
For the last couple of months, scientists have been working tirelessly to find a cure for the deadly virus...
via: GettyBut, so far, their efforts have been to no avail.
According to the World Health Organisation, more than 100 vaccines are currently being developed...
via: GettyWith at least 4 in their Phase III trials.
But, sadly, many experts believe that we may never have an official "cure" for the virus.
via: GettyDespite the high number of drugs being tested, none have yet proven to hold the capability to save lives.
Of course, healthcare workers are continuing to work harder than ever to save lives...
via: Getty ImagesAnd that’s not just here in America… it’s happening all around the world where infection rates continue to climb.
A video has gone viral this week of a nurse in China removing her PPE after working with coronavirus patients...
via: Getty ImagesThe video footage was reportedly filmed in Urumqi, the regional capital of Xinjiang in north-western China, while the woman was taking her break during her shift.
The average temperature in Urumqi that day was 84.2 F.And the nurse had been having to cope with these scorching temperatures under her hazmat suit.
The video sees her removing some of her PPE...
via: TwitterOnly for buckets, and we mean buckets, of sweat to come pouring out.
And to make matters worse...
via: TwitterBecause she was only on her break, she would have had to return to work, putting her full PPE back on.
The clip was originally shared by the People's Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party.
via: Twitter"On 8 August, Urumqi, Xinjiang, medical staff took a break from epidemic prevention. When the medical worker lifted her trousers, sweat poured out from inside," they wrote.
via: Twitter"All the medical staff, thank you for your hard work! "
After watching the shocking clip...
via: TwitterMany have been hailing the woman as a hero.
This is hard and grueling work.
via: TwitterAnd it's truly amazing that people like her and willing to put themselves through this for other people.
You can watch the clip below:
A #COVID19 virus test nurse in #Urumqi, #Xinjiang, #China, has just finished a day's work. She and her colleagues p… https://t.co/9HKCKqCFKA— ShanghaiPanda (@ShanghaiPanda)1596891246.0