A supervisor urged surgeons at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in Manhattan to volunteer for the front lines because half the intensive-care staff had already been sickened by coronavirus. "ICU is EXPLODING," she wrote in an email.
“It’s literally, wash your hands a lot, cross your fingers, pray.” Normally dispassionate medical professionals are succumbing to panic in New York as their colleagues fall sick with COVID-19
"We’re all just being sent to slaughter": As coronavirus spreads, New York City's doctors and nurses are beginning to get sick and some are dying as fears and anxiety rise: (by ) #CoronavirusNewYork
This should not be happening in the United States of America. In the richest country in the world, our physicians and nurses must have the protective equipment they need to protect their own lives so that they can continue protecting the American people.
Nurses Die, Doctors Fall Sick and Panic Rises on Virus Front Lines
These are the people Trump is accusing of stealing medical supplies
This horrifying piece by is a demonstration of what epidemiologists had been warning about for weeks. It is the worst-case scenario come to life.
Hereby requesting all of our elected officials to tour an ICU in their district wearing just a surg mask. If it’s safe enough for HCWs to do day in & out, surely it’s safe enough for all of you to visit for a couple hrs.
This is brutal reading.
Nurses Die, Doctors Fall Sick and Panic Rises on Virus Front Lines It's unconscionable that we send health care workers into battle without adequate personal protective equipment.
Fighting the coronavirus is not like a war, but for hospital staff, it is. They're being sent into terrifying and gruesome scenes on behalf of society, day after day, knowing they might die
"The coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 30,000 people in New York City, is beginning to take a toll on those who are most needed to combat it: the doctors, nurses and other workers at hospitals and clinics."
"I feel like we’re all just being sent to slaughter."
I don't know how you can stare this horror show in the face and think that we don't need to completely 180 our classist healthcare system
Protect our healthcare professionals. Nurses Die, Doctors Fall Sick and Panic Rises on Virus Front Lines - The New York Times
Health care workers are heroes who need and deserve much more support at all levels, federal, state, and local. And for that matter, from businesses, including those that have made large profits in the health care sector.
docs nurses and medical techs need far more praise and admiration than they are receiving, especially from the top
The pandemic has begun to sweep through New York City’s medical ranks, and anxiety is growing among normally dispassionate medical professionals #COVID19
“In China, more than 3,000 doctors were infected, nearly half of them in Wuhan.” “In Italy, the number of infected heath care workers is now twice the Chinese total.”
There are no words to say...
"Medical workers are still showing up day after day to face overflowing emergency rooms, earning them praise as heroes. Thousands of volunteers have signed up to join their colleagues....Masks and protective gowns were in short supply."
Commercial medicine demands ever more effort from doctors and nurses while denying them authority. There is a limit to this.
And then there's this
Nurses Die, Doctors Fall Sick and Panic Rises on Virus Front Lines. The #pandemic has begun to sweep through New York City’s medical ranks, and anxiety is growing among normally dispassionate medical professionals, by via #COVID19
“Where are the masks going? Are they going out the back door?” - Meanwhile
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Nurses Die, Doctors Fall Sick and Panic Rises on Virus Front Lines
Sign: "WILL WORK FOR A NEW N95 MASK!"
This is so heartbreaking. I've had phenomenal support from doctors and nurses in NYC over the years (most particularly a wonderful surgical nurse who led me to surgery two years ago, with her arm around me the whole way). I'm scared for them
My mother is a nurse at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC.
Nurses Die, Doctors Fall Sick and Panic Rises on Virus Front Lines
Heartbreaking. Nurses Die, Doctors Fall Sick and Panic Rises on Virus Front Lines
Blunt headline: Nurses Die, Doctors Fall Sick and Panic Rises on Virus Front Lines