You may have seen the video since at least 6 million people have of the sobbing nurse, Imaris Vera, who claimed she had to quit her job because she claimed the hospital wanted her to work in the DTMNBN section without a face mask because they didn’t have enough to go around.
It should come as no surprise that this woman is a total fraud.
She was indeed a nurse and she did quit after taking a leave of absence to explore a career as a blogger and an influencer.
She came back to the hospital for just one day and quit.
She has tried to say that people had to work at the hospital without protective gear.
Jordan Schachtel, the national security correspondent for Conservative Review decided to check out her story and that’s where it all fell apart.
So it turns out this video is entirely fraudulent. https://t.co/2axIrXK4LA
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) April 6, 2020
Those working in the unit were, in fact, assigned one “N95 per 1 covid patient’s room,” Imaris clarified. This was not included in her original report, where she claimed that “nurses are not being protected.” (RELATED: CBS News Says ‘Editing Mistake’ Led To Misleading Video Showing An Italian Hospital During Segment On New York’s Coronavirus Crisis)
“We were each assigned 1 N95 per 1 covid patient’s room but was not allowed to wear it outside of the room, wear our own N95 mask around the Nurses station or Halls, which I came prepared with,” a tweet appearing to be from the same nurse reads.
Not only did the video mislead by suggesting nurses were not being adequately covered while treating COVID-19 patients, but the woman in the video also failed to note her career background. In a Facebook that appears to match the woman in the video, she writes on March 26 that she has been “off of work for about two weeks now.”
Imaris also appears to have tweeted that she would be “going back to workin [sic] the #icu in four days” on March 26. This indicates that she quit on her very first day back on the job. Imaris also appears to be attempting to transition to a social media influencer, according to her Instagram.
Steven is a syndicated columnist for DavidJHarrisJr.com, The Range and other news websites. He is also an author, whose books can be found on Amazon.com. All enjoy a 5 star rating. They are A Walk Through the Willows, Melissa’s Song, The Tangled Web, Innocent, The Calculating Corpse and It’s All About me.