A New York City nurse who complained about the lack of personal protective equipment was told to "shut the [expletive] up" by a top rep in her union, according to the New York Post.
Diana Torres, a registered nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, in late March posted a photo to Facebook showing three nurses posing in a hallway wearing large, black plastic trash bags as makeshift protective gear.
"NO MORE GOWNS IN THE WHOLE HOSPITAL," the caption read.
"NO MORE MASKS AND REUSING THE DISPOSABLE ONES…NURSES FIGURING IT OUT DURING COVID-19 CRISIS."
New York State Nurses Association boss Terry Alaimo in an email to multiple union members said she was "full of sh** and has no f*king [idea] what is really going on."
"Tell Diane to shut the f**k up, and if she has an issue to call me. She is not helping, and I am sure she is not working. She is a useless piece of sh*t," Alaimo, a NYSNA area director for the Mount Sinai System, wrote in the email obtained by the Post.
Torres told the news outlet she was given just one mask, gown, and face shield to use for just one shift.
"I'm useless because I'm trying to do whatever I can to help us? Because I'm afraid, because I'm concerned for my coworkers, for myself, for my family members?" Torres railed.
"They were angry at me because I was trying so hard. How could someone be so angry at me and hate me so much for trying to do the right thing during such difficult times?"
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