We spoke to a doctor in Italy about triaging care at the peak of the pandemic — and the discharge of his last coronavirus patient.
Doctors look to these digital calculators to make treatment decisions, but they can end up denying black patients access to certain specialists, drugs and transplants.
The surgical masks used in risky settings like hospitals offer much less protection against the coronavirus, an analysis found.
Jack McMorrow, 14, awoke in agony, with heart failure. His case may help doctors understand a frightening new affliction in children linked to the coronavirus.
As visits plummet because of the coronavirus, small physician practices are struggling to survive.
“She tried to do her job, and it killed her,” said the father of Dr. Lorna M. Breen, who worked at a Manhattan hospital hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak.
This is what I learned during 10 days of treating Covid pneumonia at Bellevue Hospital.
Ironclad emergency medical practices — about when to use ventilators, for example — have dissolved almost overnight.
Nearly every patient was on a ventilator. Some were in their 80s, some in their 30s. Medical workers were falling fast and had to be resourceful — “the alternative,” one said, “is death.”
It’s a quirk of human nature that we touch our eyes, noses and mouths all day long. It’s also a major way we pick up infections like coronavirus.