Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times was allowed access to two hospital emergency rooms in New York City where doctors, nurses and patients are suffering and dying, while President Donald Trump lies about the cornavirus:
The best way to understand the coronavirus is not by tuning into White House briefings but by tuning into the distress on the front line…
About 80 coronavirus patients, ranging in age from 31 to 97, are squeezed into the room, bed-to-bed, some near death. A group of newly arrived patients sit in chairs in a corner to await stretchers, and they look around in alarm.
Doctors and nurses hurry about so sheathed in protective garb — some of it makeshift, such as welding helmets over ski goggles — that even co-workers cannot recognize them.
The truth is that the doctors too are frightened and exhausted, overwhelmed by death and their own helplessness.
(Source: The New York Times)