He got Covid-19 just as the pandemic hit New York, and his personal catastrophe mirrors the city’s. The worst may be behind them. The wreckage is not.
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A sharp drop in coronavirus patients was “like someone turned off the hose,” one doctor said. But the city’s health system faces challenges ahead.
A matriarch to generations, both in the United States and Colombia, she struggled with the coronavirus on a ventilator. They gathered online and in the I.C.U. to prepare for the end.
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.
New regulations in China are delaying its shipments of medical supplies around the world. And some American officials worry accepting donated gear helps China’s propaganda efforts.
In a hospital at the center of the crisis, nearly 200 babies have arrived since March. Some pregnant women have fallen extremely ill, but doctors are winning battles for their lives and their children’s.
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.”
Inconsistent protocols, limited resources and a patchwork of decision-making has led to an undercounting of people with the coronavirus who have died, health experts say.
After crippling New York City, the coronavirus outbreak is now enveloping New Jersey’s densely packed cities and suburbs.
The attack came hours after the president charged that states were inflating their needs and shortly before G.M. said in a statement that it would manufacture the devices.