Earlier this month, Michigan pulmonologist Matthew Trunsky wrote a Facebook post about eight of his COVID-19 patients, all in critical condition, who berated him and other healthcare workers, denied proper treatment, and otherwise spouted the sort of nonsense conspiracy theories or repeatedly-debunked coronavirus misinformation that's spread as rampantly as the disease itself.
Now, two weeks later, six of the eight are dead, Trunsky told The Washington Post, and the other two remain in critical condition.
Trunsky told WaPo that his post was also meant to double as a plea for anyone who still hasn't to finally take the COVID vaccine in hopes of saving more lives and keeping more patients from flooding into intensive care units, where staff members are reaching their breaking points.
"We are physically tired as a whole, me included, and we are emotionally exhausted," Trunsky told WaPo. "I don't think a week goes by that I don't see someone pass away."
Some of his unvaccinated patients now regret foregoing the life-saving shot — like one new mother who avoided the vaccine due to unfounded concerns about how the vaccine might affect her newborn. For what it's worth, data suggests that both pregnant and nursing women can safely get vaccinated.
Regardless of why his patients turned down the vaccine, Trunsky told WaPo that "they are paying the price, and they are getting mad at us."
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