Coronavirus | Doctors and nurses with experience in overwhelmed health systems are big assets as U.S. hospitals experience shortages for the first time in modern memory
by Emily Belz
Posted 4/03/20, 01:41 pm
Dr. Chris Sossou, a third-year internal medicine resident at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, hadn’t seen his wife in three weeks. He had 30 seriously ill COVID-19 patients to treat in his unit, and his wife was working in a labor and delivery ward in Brooklyn, where they live. They decided to live apart because of his high risk of contracting the virus, and he wasn’t sure when they would reunite.
“She has to continue to work and I have to continue to work,” he said. “If we have good health, we’ll see each other the rest of our lives, so it will be OK.”