Erin Marie Olszewski is an Iraqi-war vet who has spent the last several months on the front lines of the Covid19 pandemic. She has been working at Elmhurst hospital in Queens, NY, the epicenter of the outbreak in the United States. What she witnessed there caused her to file a whistleblower report in the hopes of exposing wrongdoing on the part of administrators.
She says the hospital is putting non-covid19 patients in the same rooms as patients who are covid19 positive with little regard for the health of the patients.
In one of several videos Olszewski recorded while at the hospital she can be heard talking with other nurses about the policies that are seeming endangering the lives of patients being admitted into the hospital.
In one such exchange, Olszewski can be heard telling another nurse about a patient who came to Elmhurst hospital with a stroke but now has tested positive for Covid19 and is on a ventilator, (something Olszewski says decreases the chances of a patient walking out of the hospital alive to “slim to none.”
“The guy over in 29…he came in with a stroke and no covid. And now he’s got covid and he’s on a vent,” Olszewski says.
“Well, it’s because we gave it to him here…” the nurse replies.