In Australia, one local news tried to scare its viewers by attempting to show a hospital scenario of all the workers – nurses, doctors, and other staff, running back and forth as they care for COVID patients.
Australia is currently in “code brown” now and this tyrant country wanted to show throughout the nation how “overwhelmed” and “overrun” the staff while battling COVID-19.
According to an Aussie outlet report:
Code Brown is a recognized code across the country that is used by health services in light of an external emergency. It’s aimed at developing a plan that will alleviate the pressures placed on hospitals.
Code Browns are usually activated when a state is affected by transport accidents, chemical spills and natural emergencies.
But this time, the government has issued the code on behalf of all metropolitan hospitals and six regional hospitals across the state. Private hospitals have the option of calling a Code Brown for their own facilities.
The Guardian also reported:
In Victoria, a statewide “code brown” was issued for health services, which streamlines the state’s emergency management response to allow redeployment of staff to critical areas.
Acting minister for health, James Merlino, told reporters it was the first time authorities saw the need to introduce a code brown across the state, which will affect all public metropolitan and major regional hospitals from midday on Wednesday.
“We’ve been saying for some time that our hospital system is under extreme pressure and the risks we’re seeing now in hospitalisations are testament to that. We’ve reached a point in our health system where it’s juggling severe workforce shortages.”
“We’ve got more than 4,000 healthcare workers unavailable right now. We will see the peak in hospitalisations and ICU [numbers] over the next two to four weeks.”
However; the news team camera has caught something that isn’t right with the country’s current status. When the news staff tried to take a “peek” at what was going on in the hospital through a window. People watching were all surprised.
Instead of seeing nurses running all over the place or any doctors weeping in the hallway, what they saw was a “dancing nurse.”
Someone recorded it! pic.twitter.com/FdX8abwt73 https://t.co/0pF2OklDgi
— Daniel James (@dulhunty) January 19, 2022
This is reminiscent of all the nurses we saw doing “choreographed dances” during the first wave of COVID when we were told how “overwhelmed” the hospitals were.
I am not saying that hospitals haven’t been busy or maybe some have been “overwhelmed.”
But it is odd to see medical professionals “dancing” and having a good time during a crisis that we’re being told is one of the worst things to ever hit the world.
People tried to say they were just trying to “blow off steam.”
Many people found it odd and offensive that so many medical professionals were using choreographed dance routines to just “blow off steam.”
Those take a long time to coordinate and learn, right? Not to mention the practice and then uploading onto TikTok…
To many Americans, the medical staff making those dance videos looked bored, and the whole thing was ghoulish.
And many memes like this one began circulating.
Now, maybe that hospital down under was “overrun.” I don’t know.
But it’s hard to convince everyone how “deadly and dangerous” something is when many of the people on the front lines look like they’re having so much fun.
Sources: Wayne Dupree, SBS, The Guardian