COVID-19 frontlines: Priest urges Nebraskans to listen to the science

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – With hospitals overwhelmed, and the COVID-19 pandemic showing no signs of slowing down, more and more unique perspectives are coming from the frontlines.“This is a horrible way to die,” said Father Keith Winton, a priest at All Saints Episcopal Church. “Dying because you cannot breathe is not the way you want to go.”Winton is in the midst of it all at Nebraska Medicine, offering support in times of struggle and times of death.“It’s hard, and tragic, and sad to see people spending their last days and hours mostly alone,” he said.Often feeling sadness, and as he describes: “Complete frustration and disbelief, that there are still seem to be so many people that aren’t taking this seriously because they don’t believe it will affect them or don’t believe it’s as bad as it is.”He said this isn’t about what you believe.“I’m a priest. My job is belief, and this is not a matter of belief; this is a matter of science.”It’s so simple to put on a mask, keep some distance, and stop gathering, he said. When people don’t, he said, …

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