President-elect Joe Biden grew emotional, wiping away a tear after hearing an intensive care unit nurse describe her experience on the frontlines battling Covid-19.
Mary Turner, head of the Minnesota Nurses Association, recounted that she has held the hands of dying patients who cried out for family members they weren't able to see, and that she has taken care of co-workers who fought for their lives on a ventilator.
Turner said that the nurses in her unit have had to reuse N-95s many times to the point that "sometimes the masks literally fall off our faces."
After noting that she has yet to be tested for Covid-19, Biden spoke for the first time, interjecting, "You're kidding me."
As she finished, Turner apologized for being emotional, to which Biden replied, "No, you got me emotional."
Watch Minnesota nurse Mary Turner describe her life as a frontline worker: