“Well said!”: Karl Stefanovic praises the nurse in intensive care after slamming anti-masks and says she treats patients in their 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s “
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Karl Stefanovic has praised an intensive care nurse for slamming anti-masks in Melbourne after saying she was treating patients in their 30s for COVID-19.
Michelle Spence told the Today Show on Wednesday what she thought about anti-masks attacking the police and refusing to wear the vital PPE.
In the fiery segment, she told viewers on Wednesday to listen to her as a “ humble nurse working on the front line. ”
“We have patients in their thirties, forty, fifty, sixty, this makes no difference, this could absolutely be you,” she said.
Karl, who quickly supported Michelle, said, “Well said! Hear from all of us here on the Today Show, and I think we can hear it almost everywhere in Australia, well you Michelle. You are doing a great job. ‘
IMAGE: A pop-up hospital set up on the Melbourne Showground to cope with the increase in COVID-19 patients during Stage 4 limitations
Melbourne is currently subject to Stage 4 restrictions with a curfew from 8pm to 5am and stay-at-home orders.
The number of coronavirus continued to rise with 725 new cases and 15 reported deaths on Wednesday, including someone in their thirties.
Show co-host Allison Langdon asked Ms. Spence about her opinion on the mask campaign, in which a police officer was beaten up after asking someone why they weren’t wearing a mask earlier this week.
She said her intensive care unit at Royal Melbourne had discussed the minority group this week and urged Victoria’s to act as part of a team to instead fight the virus.
Ms Spence said the fight against COVID-19 should be a team effort and the hospital was the end of the line: “You don’t want to be at the end of the line, but we all need to be in this together. Victoria is a great place. We really need to work together. ‘
ICU nurse Michelle Spence (far right) spoke to Karl Stefanovic (left) and Allyson Langdon (center) about the ‘disgusting behavior’ of anti-masks and begged them to realize that coronavirus does not discriminate
A woman lines up at the COVID-19 test clinic at Royal Melbourne Hospital, where the ICU has 30 patients, but has the capacity to increase to 100 beds for coronavirus patients if there is an influx in severe cases
Karl expressed concern about health professionals and said he would not want to work at the ICU as more than 1,200 primary care workers have already been infected with the disease.
Ms Spence compared Melbourne to coronavirus cases in the UK and the US, saying that, unlike those countries, Australia has had time to review their processes and work out how to scale up operations.
“I bet they were scared and I have friends who have worked abroad and have had a hard time and are still doing it. The difference with us is that we have had six months to get to this point. ‘
The brave nurse explained: we are absolutely ready. We have registered for this.
When asked if she felt safe at ICY, Ms. Spence (pictured) said ‘we are absolutely ready, we signed up for this’
Ms Spence compared Melbourne to the UK and the US and said that, unlike those countries, Australia has had time to review their processes and how to scale up operations