The lockdowns, equipment shortages, and overburdened hospitals feel all too familiar.
Sarah ZhangFor Chinese Americans, what's happening now in the U.S. feels awfully familiar. The social isolation, the overwhelmed hospitals, the equipment shortages, the deaths—it's all happened before
With coronavirus cases mounting, emergency workers are making life-or-death decisions about who goes to a hospital, and who is left behind.
Sarah ZhangThis is chilling: “Three weeks ago, the paramedics said, most coronavirus calls were for respiratory distress or fever. Now the same types of patients, after having been sent home from the hospital, are experiencing organ failure and cardiac arrest”
There are advantages to having biotech executives as neighbors.
Sarah ZhangI was surprised to learn a small county in Colorado was planning to offer serological testing for COVID-19 to everyone.
Then, I realized it was Telluride. Then, I realized the biotech execs whose company is making the tests live there
To make room for coronavirus patients, hospitals are delaying procedures that would make major differences in people’s lives.
Sarah ZhangI spoke to patients whose "elective" surgeries are canceled because of coronavirus
Note that "elective" really doesn't mean optional here. It's everything from gallbladder removal to brain surgery, and a lot of patients are having their lives disrupted
Grieving patients are encouraged to see and hold their stillborn infants—and in some cases even bring them home.
Sarah Zhang"I sometimes tell my students that if you can find a textbook from the 1970s… whatever it says, do the opposite"
Over a few decades, hospitals have completely changed how they handle stillbirths