A Missouri doctor shared a shocking video that shows what the last moments of life look like for a patient dying from COVID-19.
Dr. Kenneth E. Remy, a critical care physician at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, shared a 78-second clip on Twitter on Saturday in which he imitated a first-person view of what a patient would see when receiving treatment.
Emotional Remy, who also works as a city councilor in Wildwood, Missouri, said he made the video to encourage more people to wear masks and maintain social distancing as coronavirus cases soared in the state.
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Dr Kenneth E. Remy, a critical care physician at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, shared a 78-second clip on Twitter on Saturday after he finished his night shift
The video begins with Remy moving the camera back and forth to mimic what the patient will see while connected to a ventilator.
“This is what it looks like when you breathe in 40 times a minute and your oxygen level is less than 80,” says Remy, who wears a medical uniform, mask and eye shield.
“ This is what it would look like, ” he adds, putting the phone down and acting on how a patient’s breathing tube is inserted.
‘I hope the last moments of your life don’t look like this. Because this is what you will see at the end of your life if we don’t start wearing masks when we are in public.
When we’re not practicing social distancing. When we don’t wash our hands often.
“Because I promise you, this will be what you see,” the doctor continues.
I promise, this is what your mom, dad or kids will see when they catch COVID at the end of their lives. This is serious. ‘
Remy finally pleads, “ I beg you, please exercise precautions to reduce the transmission of Covid disease so that we can effectively prevent the disease for you and your loved ones.
He puts the phone down and acts on how the patient has a breathing tube
Please listen, because this is horrible. I don’t want to be the last person to look into your frightened eyes, ‘he added in a tweet, sharing the video.
According to state data, 282,792 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Missouri and 3,776 deaths.
New daily cases have risen dramatically since the start of November, setting a record on November 9 with 7,414 new daily cases.
In the past seven days, new daily cases rose to an average of 3,741 and deaths to 77 per day.
The state also has an alarming positive rate of 20 percent and doubling cases of coronavirus every month.
According to th St. Louis DispatchThe Missouri Baptist Medical Center where Remy works has seen record rises in coronavirus cases, hospital stays and deaths in the past 10 days.
Remy submitted the video on Saturday after completing a stressful night shift as he was caring for some of the sickest COVID-19 patients.
Tell CNN To date, he has treated more than 1,000 Covid patients and intubated more than 100 of them.
He’s also often the one telling families their loved ones are dead and said he’s had the conversation 11 times in the past week.
New daily cases in Missouri have risen dramatically since the start of November, setting a record on November 9 with 7,414 new daily cases remaining high.
The daily death toll from Corona virus in Missouri has reached 77
Remy, pictured at the bottom of the photo, said he made the video after a tiring night shift and after a week he had to tell 11 families their loved ones had died of COVID-19.
Missouri Baptist Medical Center, pictured, where Remy’s work has seen record highs in coronavirus cases, hospital stays, and deaths in the past ten days.
He revealed that he was desperate not to wear masks while filming the video, and wished to reach those who believe that not wearing one is a statement of their freedom.
“We cannot build more capacity,” Remy warned. “You cannot grow medical staff if they get sick.”
The council member added, “Wearing a mask and not getting sick is the best way to protect your personal freedoms.” “Your personal freedom won’t matter when I put a snorkel inside you, and then you die.”
He added that he is frustrated because some people tell him that they believe that the mask is ineffective in protecting against the spread of the Covid virus or that they do not want to wear it because the probability of dying from the disease is low.
“If I have to win the lottery with these chances, I will play them every day,” he said of opportunities.
“Many of these patients will die unexpectedly, and at the end of the day, as a doctor in the ICU, I am the one who should contact him,” he added. “I think this was too much for me.”
As of Wednesday evening, more than 12.6 million cases of coronavirus have been reported in the United States and 260,000 deaths.