These are recordings that illustrate the seriousness of the situation in the USA. Corpses stacked on pallets like croissants at the bakery. Prisoners have to put the dead in truck trailers. Doors shut, the next truck rolls in, the next pallet is loaded. Piece work!
These images are from El Paso, Texas. The morgue there is overcrowded. Too many people die from Corona. The virus has so far killed over 20,000 in the second largest state in the United States.
The authorities have therefore started a call for help, and several prisoners have volunteered for the gruesome work. Ten of them have been in continuous use for a week, and so far they have filled eight refrigerated trailers, reports the «New York Post». More trucks are rolling in.
Nurse: “Not one made it”
For their work, the inmates are given masks, gloves, protective equipment and $ 2 an hour. As well as memories that you will probably never forget for a lifetime.
The situation also seems dramatic in the hospitals of El Paso. Lawanna Rivers, a nurse, made a desperate appeal to her Facebook friends. According to her own statement, she worked for some time in an area for corona patients in El Paso, called “The Pit” (in German: The Pit). “On the first day it was said that anyone who came to the ‘pit’ would only leave it in a body bag. It is actually a death space. “
Almost all patients were young, one only 29 years old. But you didn’t really want to help the patient, she got the impression. “The hospital issued instructions that corona patients only receive three attempts at resuscitation – CPRs. Not one of them made it, ”says Rivers. She has been a nurse for many years, but she has never experienced anything like that there. “I just cried, called my husband and best friend and said what I see here is just not right. I can’t stay here anymore. “
Richter loses to company
Texas is currently being hit by a second corona wave after the numbers had meanwhile decreased in the summer. The governor of the state then relaxed the rules. The district judge of El Paso wanted a lockdown for his district due to the now increasing numbers. However, state authorities and several local restaurant owners sued – with success. The decision of whether to declare a lockdown rests with the governor, ruled the appeals court. And so the dying goes on. The prisoners continue to fill trucks with corona dead. (vof)