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Nurse Placed on Leave After Dismissing COVID-19 Restrictions in TikTok

A hospital in Salem, Oregon, said Saturday that it has placed an oncology nurse on administrative leave after she posted a TikTok suggesting that she was flouting basic COVID-19 prevention guidelines like wearing a mask and social distancing.

The TikTok by user @Loveiskind05, which has since been deleted, shows the woman wearing scrubs and a stethoscope, with the caption, “When my coworkers find out I still travel, don’t wear a mask when I’m out and let my kids have play dates.”

The audio is the scene from the live action Grinch movie when the Grinch confirms his identity to Cindy Lou Who.

The caption flies in the face of guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that advocates reducing travel, wearing a mask around other people when social distancing is difficult, and avoiding get togethers with people outside your household.

A duet of the video by another TikTok user criticizing the nurse remains online.

Read the source article at BuzzFeed News

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