Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
This is Missouri’s dancing nurse behind a series of viral videos published on TikTok showing herself and colleagues letting off steam after work fighting the coronavirus.
Kala Baker and colleagues have been lip-syncing and dancing their way across the social media still wearing their medical gear as they escape from the stress of treating patients in the current pandemic.
She told local media: “It was a good way to get away from work for a few seconds and bring some joy to people and my coworkers.”
They said although they had not expected the videos to be as popular as they were, as none of the medics are professional dancers, they were glad they had cheered themselves and others up
in a desperate situation.
Kala added it was a way to “bring joy to a really dark place right now”.
She continued: “I have never felt more connected with health care workers; we all feel like we are all one big team all over the world. We are trying to do it together.”
The United States is the country with the highest number of infected with COVID-19 in the world with almost 1 million infections and over 50,000 dead according to the latest statistics from John’s Hopkins University.