U.S. nurses’ COVID-19 grief pours out online: ‘I just don’t want to watch anyone else die’

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By Joseph Ax (Reuters) – Nichole Atherton couldn’t take it anymore. The intensive care nurse watched helplessly last year as COVID-19 sufferers died in her Mississippi hospital – slowly, painfully and alone. Then in July she was again confronted with a wave of deathly ill patients, even though almost all likely could have saved themselves by getting the coronavirus vaccine. “People want to argue about masks and vaccines and freedom. I just don’t want to watch anyone else die,” the 39-year-old mother of two wrote on Facebook a few days ago. “I see their faces in my nightmares. And it feels like…

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