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While President Trump downplayed the coronavirus pandemic, Julia Jimenez, a health care worker who has treated coronavirus patients since the pandemic began, has been tense at work and at home.

The coronavirus has affected 17 members of her family.

“I [looked] with my patients every day, like I hate it if they were my family member, and now it is. “

Meanwhile, Jimenez said she has lived in hotels since March and is isolating herself from her parents and son to reduce her risk of exposure to the virus.

“I don’t sleep very well. I’m very, very stressed, “she told CNN’s Miguel Marquez.

The president’s message to Americans about the pandemic only helps.

“I think we are in big trouble and it will get a lot worse before it gets better,” she said. “I think our country is in a bad state right now and they are getting really bad advice.”

Since the president has tested positive for the virus, she’s hoping he’ll change his message.

“I hope he changes his message to people and says that they have to take it really seriously and not joke so many things about not wearing the mask. Now you can see firsthand how serious it is, “she said.

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