Salem Health addresses controversial TikTok posted by nurse

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SALEM, OR (KPTV) - A Salem Health nurse is on administrative leave after she posted a controversial video on TikTok that makes light of CDC recommended precautions to take during the pandemic.

The nurse's profile is now gone from the social media platform, but not before other users could share her TikTok across several sites. The hospital said the nurse is under investigation.

In the video, the nurse is seen wearing scrubs and a stethoscope around her neck in what appears to be a break room. The caption over the video reads: "When my coworkers find out I still travel, don't wear a mask when I am out and let my kids have playdates." She lip-synched to audio from the movie "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," seemingly comparing herself to the character.

Several people have shared the TikTok on the platform and have taken to Twitter criticizing the nurse too.

Now, hundreds of people are flooding the comments on Salem Health's Facebook post addressing the TikTok, including family members of patients who are at the hospital receiving cancer treatment.

This is Salem Health's Facebook post

"Yesterday, a nurse employed with Salem Health posted a video on social media, which displayed a cavalier disregard for the seriousness of this pandemic and her indifference towards physical distancing and masking outside of work. This video has prompted an outcry from concerned community members. We want to thank those of you who brought this to our attention and assure you that we are taking this very seriously. This individual does not speak for Salem Health and has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

We also want to assure you that this one careless statement does not reflect the position of Salem Health or the hardworking and dedicated caregivers who work here.

Salem Health believes we all need to do our part to protect the vulnerable and stop the rapid spread of COVID-19. This includes requiring staff, patients and visitors to follow guidance from the CDC and others about mask-wearing and social distancing. The COVID pandemic is serious and requires a serious response. And at Salem Health, we are very serious about our approach to COVID."

Fox 12 went to the nurse's home to ask for an interview, but she declined.

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RetDOD

And what of the media's lambasting of COVID news? It fills every minute of televised news, with the same redundant information. When the public makes up their mind one direction, it shifts commentary to the opposite side. Enough has been said, no need to drag a worthless governor into the mix. It is clear large corporations, sporting events and big box will be allowed to operate as normal while chocking the life blood from small business and the general population as a whole. Just as the media has soured itself with it's continued attacks on President Trump, so will it with the whiplash reporting of the COVID "Situation". Seems every news outlet in the US has turned into the National Enquire, with likely the only reason walk informative reporting agency left in the world RT News.

Delta85

Nurses are human too! People are tired of being told what to do!

Toothache

She is just following Fauci's lead.

Beyondthewhy

Wonderful video . . . as Tyrant Queen Kate and other would be dictators continue with their illegal shutdowns and house arrest orders more and more people are going to stop following their mandates.

LenRon

And the “Dumbass Award” goes to.......

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