'I don’t want to be the last person that looks in your frightened eyes'

US intensivist Dr Ken Remy has released a video showing what a hospitalised coronavirus patient sees before they die

A doctor has made an emotional plea for widespread public masking by recreating the final conscious moments of many COVID-19 patients in a video.

“Please listen as this is dire. I don’t want to be the last person that looks in your frightened eyes,” Dr Kenneth Remy, an intensivist of Missouri, US, writes in a tweet to accompany his video that simulates the moments before a patient is intubated.

Dr Remy, a critical care specialist at Washington University Medical Centre in St Louis, starts his video by pulling a camera in and out to mimic how it would feel to struggle to breathe 40 times a minute.

“I hope that the last moments of your life don't look like this,” Dr Remy says on the video, holding a laryngoscope.

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