Councillor speaks out against Covid deniers from her hospital bed.

A Shropshire councillor, being treated for Covid-19 in hospital, says those who compare it to the flu should see her fellow patients on oxygen or nebulisers.

Ecumenical Civic Service for the Mayor of Wem, Cllr Pauline Dee, who is seen with Lord Lieutenant Of Shropshire Algernon Heber - Percy and his wife The Hon Jane Heber - Percy.
Ecumenical Civic Service for the Mayor of Wem, Cllr Pauline Dee, who is seen with Lord Lieutenant Of Shropshire Algernon Heber - Percy and his wife The Hon Jane Heber - Percy.

Pauline Dee, who represents Wem, had to be taken to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital last week.

She says the care and nurturing that she and other patients are receiving is second to none.

Councillor Dee spoke out from her hospital bed against those who deny existence of Coronavirus or play it down.

"I wouldn't wish it on anyone," she said.

"I came in last Wednesday and was going home on Monday, but my haemoglobin and oxygen levels dropped so I am here for another couple of days.

"I thought I was rallying but the cough kicked in and nearly flattened me. I have never been so frightened trying to draw breath."

She said there were many patients more seriously ill than she was

" How people can deny its existence or compare it to flu is beyond me," she said.

They should be made to come and see the poor souls on oxygen and nebulisers .

" I thought I only had a mild dose when I went for my Covid test on New Years Day.

"But it is evil and I am eternally grateful for the NHS."

"People are dying and it’s not just the old. The staff in Shrewsbury hospital are working flat out for their patients and always with a smile and a kind word of encouragement. I feel so much safer now."

The councillor says she canto heap enough praise on all the staff that are working round the clock in the wards.

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