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Doctor acts out last things COVID-19 patients see before they die

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Posted at 12:27 PM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 14:27:23-05

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — To help drive home the danger of the pandemic, a Missouri doctor acted out on video what patients with COVID-19 see in the final moments before they die.

Dr. Kenneth Remy posted the harrowing video to his Twitter account in hopes people take the coronavirus way more seriously than they currently do, and to wear masks out in public.

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At the beginning of the video, Remy pulls the camera in and out to mimic a struggling patient breathing 40 times per minute.

Remy then takes a tube and pretends to put it down the camera's lens to show what it looks like when a patient is hooked up to a ventilator.

“This is what it’s going to look like." says Remy. "I hope that the last moments of your life don’t look like this. Because this is what you’ll see at the end of your life if we don’t start wearing masks when we’re out in public.”

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