Erin Marie Olszewski is a nurse turned investigative journalist who has spent the last few months on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic where she experienced the situation from two radically different settings. Olszewski worked at two hospitals, one private, the other public, one in Florida, the other in New York and not just any New York public hospital, but the “epicenter of the epicenter” itself, the infamous Elmhurst in Donald Trump’s Queens.

As a result of these diametrically opposed experiences, she has the ultimate “perspective on the pandemic.”

She has been at the locations where there have been the most deaths attributed to Covid-19 and where there have been the least.

Erin enlisted in the Army when she was 17.

She deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.

Part of her duties involved overseeing aid disbursement and improvements to hospital facilities.

While in-country, she received the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service and was wounded in combat.

Erin eventually retired as a sergeant and became a civilian nurse in 2012.

Erin is a medical freedom and informed consent advocate.

She co-founded the Florida Freedom Alliance but no longer has any connection with the organization.

Watch more episodes of Perspectives on the Pandemic here:

Episode 1: https://dai.ly/x7ubcws

Episode 2: https://dai.ly/k7af1wKOAvcoA7w5DkZ

Episode 3: https://youtu.be/VK0Wtjh3HVA

Episode 4: https://youtu.be/cwPqmLoZA4s

Episode 5: https://dai.ly/k3l3VyZ2YQv6Zbw5VqE

Episode 6: https://youtu.be/3f0VRtY9oTs

Episode 7: https://youtu.be/2JbOvjtnPpE

Episode 8: https://youtu.be/WlLmt6_w_AM (As of publication of this video, the producers are still awaiting comment from Elmhurst Hospital).

Produced by Libby Handros and John Kirby, The Press and the Public Project.

Our Christmas in July sale is now live! Get up to 60% off on our hottest products today!


Related Articles