Nurse busts woman shopping at Ross's HOURS after testing Covid positive in viral video
Elii does not identify the patient in the video, which has been seen over 1.7 million times
A nurse, who goes by the handle @Eliicoco on social media, used TikTok to embarrass a Covid patient who was rummaging through a Ross discount store soon after testing positive. Elii does not identify the patient in the video, which has been seen over 1.7 million times and focuses on the woman's shoes while she waits in line to pay for her purchases. “When you see the patient that you swabbed earlier who tested positive for Covid in the line at Ross,” Elii wrote in her short video clip.
She used the hashtag "#covidiots" in her post adding, “I told you to stay home and recover sis.” Elii did not say if she addressed her patient or if the woman recognized the nurse at the shop. "#covidiots #fyp #fypシ #gohome #rossdressforless #lol HAHAHA DEAD. Well we’ll all be if y’all don’t go home” the caption of the video clip says.
Thousands of people raced to the video's comments section, appalled by the patient's apparent contempt for regulations. Covid-positive individuals are currently required to isolate for five days, or longer if their symptoms have not subsided as per the new rules. One raged, “I’ve given up on people having common sense, morals, and a conscience.” Another exclaimed, “And this is why the pandemic will never be over." Others hoped the healthcare professional had publicly chastised the rule-breaking patient but acknowledged that doing so would have violated healthcare privacy rules.
Meanwhile, several viewers speculated that the patient may have been misled by the CDC, which has been slammed for recently twisting and revising the Covid-19 policy. “She should definitely be at home but don’t healthcare workers have to go to work even if they test positive for Covid? How does that make sense?” one inquired, referring to a recent article. “Why should we stay home if you don’t have to?” another user commented. Another disillusioned user added, “It doesn’t even matter anymore.”