'All our ICU patients are in their 50s or younger' - frontline Welsh doctor recovered from virus

A critical care consultant in the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport is urging the public to keep listening to government advice. (Subscribe: bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)
Earlier this week, Dr David Hepburn warned the hospital had run out of space in intensive care and had moved into operating theatres. This - in an area which has seen the highest levels of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Wales.
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  • Mardig Bidanian
    Mardig Bidanian7 ditë më parë

    The British government is responsible partly for this situation

  • Atheist Cory
    Atheist Cory9 ditë më parë

    He makes it sound like you need 5 staff manning 1 ventilator. That's not how ICU's work. There would be 5 staff monitoring many ventilators.

  • T Dawg
    T Dawg15 ditë më parë

    2 pairs of gloves . One to deal with all the bullshit he is spewing

  • Adrian Ivanov
    Adrian Ivanov16 ditë më parë

    This makes no sense. It is not just Wuhan statistics. Italy, Spain, France, USA - majority of patients are in their late 70 and 80. Italy has 30 000 deaths and only 10 of them are under 40 and no commodities.

  • Don’t Trip

    Don’t Trip

    4 ditë më parë

    One reason Is because the older ones were mainly in care homes and they often was not put into intensive care as it was seen that they would not be able to make it. So resources switched to saving younger people.

  • brett jackson
    brett jackson17 ditë më parë

    This 'doctor' is an actor. The 'news' is scripted lies to induce fear. Just pause and think for a minute, look at what he's wearing. Why is he wearing surgical scrubs, on the wrong way round and a protective hat for an interview? It's to create the illusion that he is someone important on the front line of chaos. The hospitals are empty, doctors are literally doing nothing. Go and check out your local hospital. This man is a fraud.

  • MR Wayne t.
    MR Wayne t.17 ditë më parë

    Controlled chaos lololo . Youl always have people on ventilaters and ventilaters are not always are good idea can be a killer too ..

  • MR Wayne t.
    MR Wayne t.17 ditë më parë

    Hahahah why hes stood with these scrubs on to show us hes a dr lololll its all bullshitt.

  • Jane Davies
    Jane Davies18 ditë më parë

    Excellent reporting ( thanks to Channel 4 ) & superb honest interview with lovely humble caring competent ICU doc. If I were at death,s door, I,d have him to look after me. What illuminating reporting against a sea of nonsense. Enormous thanks to Dr David Hepburn & Ch4 team. Disregard all the other sick crazy things in the comments.

  • Mr Bluntforce T
    Mr Bluntforce T18 ditë më parë

    So despite protective measures like goggles and level 3 surgical masks some of them still catch the virus and a few of them die which proves that Corona virus are small enough to pass through these masks and the ones the general public use are lower quality and so largely useless. if you line up 1,8 Million corona virus they"ll form an invisible queue 1 cm long

  • Don’t Trip

    Don’t Trip

    4 ditë më parë

    True it’s small enough to get through most thing. The ppe they use are available to everyone the ffp3 respirators or the half masks with filters. They are no guarantee but can help. Some likely get infected in the process of doffing or removing the protective gear after a long time round intensive care patients. So yeh the virus can get through any of that they do have the PAPR suits which should be completely virus proof as they are enclosed and has own fully filtered air supply’s. Next step up from that would be full hazmat suit with oxygen Tanks Chernobyl style.

  • heavenly angel smith
    heavenly angel smith20 ditë më parë


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    heavenly angel smith20 ditë më parë


  • Agnes Soballa
    Agnes Soballa21 ditë më parë

    i still dont get it that the virus is really all over the world. its sucks. respect to the healthcare personal all over the world.

  • Paul A
    Paul A21 ditë më parë

    Lie after lie after lie after lie after lie after lie after lie after lie after lie after lie after lie

  • just a fella
    just a fella25 ditë më parë

    Are the injuries explained in this video consistent to what's happening in New York ? I reference the Cameron Kyle Siddell videos.

  • teresawatson7
    teresawatson727 ditë më parë

    Amazing doctor, explained everything in layman's terms. Heroic. The reporter was one of the best I've come across, asked sensible questions and then just shut up and listened, very rare nowadays. God bless you both.

  • L Hickey
    L Hickey27 ditë më parë

    I love this Doctor he seems very trustworthy and dedicated.

  • Carlos Delgadillo
    Carlos DelgadilloMuaj më parë

    This doctor had coronavirus before this interview. My respects to him www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-wales-52017981/coronavirus-doctor-speaks-of-being-struck-down-by-covid-19

  • Josephine Winter
    Josephine WinterMuaj më parë

    the interviewer is Andy Davies, since Channel 4 don't seem to think it's necessary to credit him!

  • Josephine Winter
    Josephine WinterMuaj më parë

    Gwent has lost several NHS workers:(( including nurses:((( Channel4: could you please credit the reporter in the information? !

  • Mike White
    Mike WhiteMuaj më parë

    Look like a gross exaggeration now. Brought to you by leftists.

  • Nigel Parkinson
    Nigel ParkinsonMuaj më parë

    do not go for the test because you will die

  • Pal Kaposi
    Pal KaposiMuaj më parë

    it means that your system is also optimized to avoid respiratory shortages...

  • michael dicker
    michael dickerMuaj më parë

    Lots of support for NHS which is strange considering you are 4 to 5 times more likely to die of Covid 19 in the UK than in Germany

  • LG
    LGMuaj më parë

    Why doesn't a professional with 10 x the qualifications of this man not have anywhere near the same number of views??!! facebook.com/va.shiva.ayyadurai/videos/256524908724845/

  • Steve V
    Steve VMuaj më parë

    I work in a hospital ,, he’s a propagandist ,, don’t be fooled..

  • LG


    Muaj më parë

    now THIS is a real doctor: facebook.com/va.shiva.ayyadurai/videos/256524908724845/

  • Lorenzo loren
    Lorenzo lorenMuaj më parë

    NHS hats off to all your sacrifices! Our prayers, love and light to all in UK.

  • Colleen S
    Colleen SMuaj më parë

    What an incredible, compassionate Dr. He has a calming demeanor in a chaotic situation. God bless you from New York.

  • LG


    Muaj më parë

    he is not honest: facebook.com/va.shiva.ayyadurai/videos/256524908724845/

  • Geoff Arden
    Geoff ArdenMuaj më parë

    What a wonderful and caring doctor, but Wales has a BIG problem with obesity/diabesity. <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="63">1:3</a> adults in the 45-64 age group are obese (not overweight, but obese). phw.nhs.wales/topics/overweight-and-obesity/obesity-infographic-scale/ Why do folks get overweight on eating carbs? Because 1) the insulin makes the carbs into fat; and it gets stored; 2) insulin STOPS the fat being broken down; so folks just get fatter, as they eat more carbs. Even this wonderful and caring doctor would be overweight; in the US, it is estimated 2/3 of adults over the age of 45 are T2 diabetics, or prediabetics. Why? Because the "experts" tell folks to eat carbs and sugar; diabetes comes from excess glucose/sugar; all the so-called "healthy" things like pasta; rice; potatoes; bread; cereal .. they all get broken down into glucose. It is clear that those unfortunate souls suffering the most in this wave of illness, are tending towards, or have, diabetes and its complications. Diabetics are at much more risk of infections. That has been known for over 100 years. The dietary guidelines of eating carbs are fuelling this all.

  • Big Deeper
    Big DeeperMuaj më parë

    I have been posting for two months now that Covid-19 is an immune system overreaction. They need to damp down the inflammation.

  • Kim Possible
    Kim PossibleMuaj më parë

    LoL he’s right too

  • Individual Thinker
    Individual ThinkerMuaj më parë

    Everyone start growing food plants in milk cartons , plastic bottles anything ...grow indoors.... ALlist videos for fast growing food. Share with your communities😉😷🍅🍓 ...potatoes growing in a plastic carrier bag =🍟

  • Anna Hunt
    Anna HuntMuaj më parë


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    Anna HuntMuaj më parë


  • g whizz
    g whizzMuaj më parë

    A second rate reporter working from a script, an honest Doctors opinion? and the corrupt chan.4 what could go wrong. What about a completely unbiased and independent report? Gwent hospital must be the unluckiest on the planet.

  • Charlotte Bruce
    Charlotte BruceMuaj më parë

    Scary, very scary that the patients are young and fit! It's a bit comforting that he said they haven't had many deaths yet. Hopefully not any more. Also he said they will sit with them and hold their hands as they die. It's better than dying alone.

  • Luke Sliminn
    Luke SliminnMuaj më parë

    I would like to know how much has this "doctor been paid and by whom to spread this BS. Everyone needs to see this, more proof about false death numbers: allist.info/video/eHecmcVl1Jh2hI0 and this www.realhistorychannel.org/covid-myths-debunked allist.info/video/hIVodsiZlauPnYU

  • Blue Nightfox
    Blue NightfoxMuaj më parë

    Tax the ultra rich and pay docs, nurses, farmers, grocery workers,teachers,scientists, reporters, mailmen etc. double what they’re making. They f***ing deserve it. They kept our society from cannibalising itself.

  • Margaret Jones
    Margaret JonesMuaj më parë

    Are these Dr's using Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromicin and Zinc to treat their patients and are they aware that their is a way to use the ventilaters that doesn't further damage the lungs. Are they also aware that a Dr successsfully used an anti blood clotting medicine to save one of his patients? Have the Dr's read this article? web.archive.org/web/20200405061401/medium.com/@agaiziunas/covid-19-had-us-all-fooled-but-now-we-might-have-finally-found-its-secret-91182386efcb These Dr's can be giving the best care they know how too but right now we need creativity and innovation and a willingness to try things other Dr's have discovered work.

  • Howard Roark
    Howard RoarkMuaj më parë

    Here is an interview of Dr. Vladimir Zelenko. He has successfully treated hundreds of coronavirus patients. Lots of important information including protocols for using Hydroxychloroquine + Zinc & Azithromycin. allist.info/video/jGuIeMmdrayhcI0 Please spread this information to everyone!

  • Jonathan Kovacs
    Jonathan KovacsMuaj më parë

    Worshiping the rich and famous is how tRump got in the WH! The flocks of the stupid tRump sheep still believe in him are in trouble they still think its a Hoax! If there was no coverage of him he would just be another con man.

  • LG


    Muaj më parë

    time to wake up: facebook.com/va.shiva.ayyadurai/videos/256524908724845/

  • Linda Lauer
    Linda LauerMuaj më parë

    I want to know more of what it is doing to the heart as it is saturating the lungs ??

  • Kidzngrandkidz
    KidzngrandkidzMuaj më parë

    I’ve removed my original comment praising this doctor, I’m surprised he has time to do this interview, our local hospital staff are all dancing and practicing their moves to show on Facebook

  • Spark _

    Spark _

    Muaj më parë

    How did you get the face book accounts informations!? Are you a nurse also who working w/ them ,or are you friends w/ any of them !? And what was your motivation to look for one any way !??

  • 555Trout
    555TroutMuaj më parë

    Could say the same thing about the 1/2 million flu deaths a year. Dying sucks. Covid gonna kill a chunk fast but relatively non fatal .just very contagious. The economic catastrophe we've created will kill ten times as many on the long run. One of the stupidest responses by human beings in human history . And it was done without data and hence without science.

  • Eris Eden
    Eris EdenMuaj më parë

    Why are there dislikes? I don't get it. Who gets triggered by a doctor talking about what is happening on his job? Wtf.

  • LG


    Muaj më parë

    this is why: facebook.com/va.shiva.ayyadurai/videos/256524908724845/

  • getoutski
    getoutskiMuaj më parë


  • Patricia Dun more
    Patricia Dun moreMuaj më parë

    That Doctor is a great man and the interviewer needs to be commended.

  • Patricia Dun more
    Patricia Dun moreMuaj më parë

    Are they treating the patients with Hydroxychloraquine and Azitnromycin? If not what is the treatment? This treatment is being used successfully in the US by many Doctors. Great interview.

  • Vance Marriott
    Vance MarriottMuaj më parë

    I’ve learnt more about Coronavirus and it’s effects in these 20 minutes, than in the last 3 months. Amazing work by our NHS, And excellent reporting.

  • LG


    Muaj më parë

    he is a liar: facebook.com/va.shiva.ayyadurai/videos/256524908724845/

  • funkmasterjee
    funkmasterjeeMuaj më parë

    We need a permanent paradigm shift of what a hero is and who should be recognised as such. Forget obscenely paid footballers and Hollywood actors. They are unimportant self serving narcissists. The real heroes are people who save lives and risk their own lives for others. People who are largely unknown and rarely get the recognition they deserve. This is not a war in the traditional sense. But a war non the less that has killed over 110,000 people worldwide. To the NHS staff who are battling Coronavirus I humbly salute you. To the celebs winging about not being able to go out (and make even more money), STFU.

  • Jedi JoGun
    Jedi JoGunMuaj më parë

    Jon Rappoport | The Ebola Conspiracy, Vaccine Whistleblowers, & Rockefeller Medicine. This interview from the THC podcast is almost 6 years old and more relevant than ever. Also home.solari.com/the-creation-of-a-false-epidemic-with-jon-rappoport/ . For the current take. A lie does not be come truth because it's accepted by a majority.

  • Hannah Olaniyan
    Hannah OlaniyanMuaj më parë

    Very proud of this Dr . Kudos and more grease to your elbow 👍🙏

  • Radley2612
    Radley2612Muaj më parë

    So your saying if you keep it up the Bill Gates cabal will save your failing network?

  • Karen Luce
    Karen LuceMuaj më parë

    This is one of the best interviews I have seen (and Im not in Whales). Very well said and my heart goes out to this blessed, AMAZING doctor. We need more doctors like this everywhere. I like the reporter too..wasnt sensationalizing numbers like so many others do..always asking questions to frighten..he stayed the course with reasonable questions..some he did repeat a bit (but he was ok). Thanks to both for the support you are giving and help to so many. Blessings

  • David Peters
    David PetersMuaj më parë

    Whilst the ICU staff are fully clued up about the seriousness of what is going on this is not the case in some other parts of the NHS. I have to attend an outpatients unit 3 times of week for dialysis sessions … what is going on there leads me to wonder if that soon the staff and patients will start doing the Lambeth Walk together around the ward. I keep having to tell the nurses NOT to stand close to me and "chatter away" (by holding my finger to my mouth and shaking my head) … talking whilst too close up spreads the virus. Until a few days ago none of the staff were wearing face masks. The non-nursing admin staff are even worse as far as not taking things seriously is concerned. The manager had three nurses crowded into her small office.. standing close to each other … one of the nurses had a "coughing fit" … but she's ok they say … her temperature is normal. When I turn up for my session there's a small waiting room crowded with patients waiting to go on the ward … all sitting close together … and with ambulance drivers who have brought some of them in (one per ambulance instead of the usual 3 or 4) standing amongst them chatting. Many of these drivers are "at risk"... they're noticeably overweight (bellies and bums) and some are obviously "clinically obese". I wait outside until they've all gone into the ward then come in. Lots of laughing and joviality is not how things should be.

  • Brian Kerr
    Brian KerrMuaj më parë

    just words no proof

  • Paul Scott
    Paul ScottMuaj më parë

    The nhs and all care services dealing with this war like situation need a big hug and all the help needed rip to all the families who have lost there relatives and friends 🇬🇧

  • Paul Scott
    Paul ScottMuaj më parë

    We keep seeing twists and turns with this virus and still the horrors are happening daily God bless the world because this is not over yet far from over

  • wtf vids
    wtf vidsMuaj më parë

    Oh, just channel 4 news lying again after they were caught. Nothing to see here move along.

  • René Sauser
    René SauserMuaj më parë

    You're all just sick!

  • 72Yonatan
    72YonatanMuaj më parë

    Very sad to hear that they are not able to allow family members to visit the patients in the worst condition. No one should die alone, and these health care workers are doing their absolute best under the most trying of conditions.

  • Bart Man
    Bart ManMuaj më parë

    20 on ICU out of thousands infected. Must be very serious. How many you get with flu related problems?

  • Janie Acutt
    Janie AcuttMuaj më parë

    This man is a wonderful human being. For his work to do what he's doing and is so professional. I have however seen recent medical advice on this virus....The man being interviewed in the link below has rather serious credentials. facebook.com/watch/?v=211926696769674&external_log_id=ef2bf8f374e6ebe960016993dbb7aa0c&q=the%20highwire%20with%20del%20bigtree

  • Chewy1358
    Chewy1358Muaj më parë

    If I go on ventilator and am not getting better can I choose to be taken off and just be made comfortable to free up a unit for someone else?

  • fariba keshavarz
    fariba keshavarzMuaj më parë

    Doctors and all the medical staff are the real hero’s and bunch of angels. god bless you all.

  • Elizabeth Hamilton
    Elizabeth HamiltonMuaj më parë

    Excellent interview with excellent, caring doctor! Thank you!

  • Loam Bart
    Loam BartMuaj më parë

    Excellent interviewee and interviewer. I hope that when all this nightmare ends, people will not forget those who really support the nation with their work.

  • 1Jesusismyworld
    1JesusismyworldMuaj më parë

    This is what happens when you reject Jesus Christ our Lord and savior 🥺😢. The wrath of GOD just hurts them, but I send them blessings Lord Jesus. GOD bless the people of the UK and wake them up LORD GOD. Let them know you LORD. In Jesus name I pray. Amen! Hallelujah! I give you all the praise GOD. Thank you Jesus!❤️🙏🏾🥺😢 Jesus wants to save you. Please believe in Him who can save you, Jesus who is GOD.

  • googleboyny


    Muaj më parë

    You people always use that excuse for everything

  • chromemaster
    chromemasterMuaj më parë

    This doctor is an outstanding human being, thank you sir. Really restores your faith in humanity.

  • Aaa aaa
    Aaa aaaMuaj më parë

    Great video

  • Dawn Bancroft
    Dawn BancroftMuaj më parë

    Blessings, what a moving and gracious interview , thoughts and prayers go out to everyone,and I mean everyone ❤️🙏🏼

  • D Mquez
    D MquezMuaj më parë

    Rainbows, claps and good words are all very good but those (like me) who have a relatively secured job should put money where our mouth is. I would be very happy to see my payslip deducted with an emergency tax to increase the salaries of those who worked in the NHS. even if it is voluntary, count me in. For the time being, I am staying at home with my four kids and my wife. I am the only person in the household who comes out to do the shopping, with a mask and gloves to protect everyone.

  • Michael Robeson
    Michael RobesonMuaj më parë

    Air Pollution! Not just the flu is causing the large number of hospital patients. Newport currently has the third highest rate of deaths linked to air pollution in Wales, over 100. www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-51888681 And it has one of the highest rates of Covid confirmed cases. This is also the case in Wuhan and Bergamo. The media has failed to report on the connection between the high number of respiratory patients in air polluted areas who die each year, with the high number of respiratory patients dying this year, who also have this year's flu - Covid.

  • Hazel Cadenhead
    Hazel CadenheadMuaj më parë

    Agree, but we already pay doctors a lot. Let’s up nurses pay significantly

  • britto britto
    britto brittoMuaj më parë

    so the ones in ICU are 50 or under? thats good news. that means they were right where the old people die and the younger ones survive. remember to eat healthy and stay active too because 11.3 million people die each year from heart disease/

  • Mich Seg
    Mich SegMuaj më parë

    Have you never seen reality TV? This is scripted. This is an actor. Our politicians are in the pay of the Chinese government. Believe what you see with your own eyes, not what youre told to believe.

  • Mia


    Muaj më parë

    Summer of 2019 isn't a few weeks but whatever.

  • Mich Seg

    Mich Seg

    Muaj më parë

    @Mia A reality TV Doctor filmed a few weeks before the outbreak is supposed to be more credible than the Kardashians?

  • Mia


    Muaj më parë

    You're so absurd Dr Hepburn is very familiar to viewers of the BBC1 Wales documentary Critical-inside intensive care 2019.

  • itsmyopinionsothere
    itsmyopinionsothereMuaj më parë

    Thank you for this Interview God bless you all.

  • Perry Talledo
    Perry TalledoMuaj më parë

    allist.info/video/hJZoZqqmkrKNcGg : The UN's servitude to China made COVID-19 a death sentence for thousands

  • Geraldine Office
    Geraldine OfficeMuaj më parë

    I hope we all realise at the end of this what is truly important health family and friends not the celebs I know that they are donating money but they should only be important to their family

  • Acrobatic Cripple
    Acrobatic CrippleMuaj më parë

    This interview should be compulsory viewing for EVERYBODY. Maybe it could convince some of those who deliberately flaunt the restrictions. I am incredibly fortunate that I have space in my council home garden. I can imagine the frustration of those cooped up in high rise buildings, or other dense areas of habitation. I would love to swap places with a family. Not practical unfortunately. Perhaps we can, when this is over, applaud the healers as heroes and not the killers and maimers.

  • Glenn Cambray
    Glenn CambrayMuaj më parë

    This interview is essential viewing for all of us.

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