New York, New York City, during the time of Coronavirus. This is Dr. Maria. She is an anesthesiologist. Since the pandemic she, like so many others in her field, has risen to new challenges and training and she spends her days intubating the most crucial of patients affected by the Coronavirus. She has just come off three straight shifts. The first thing she said to me as I approached her from a safe social distance is “Thank you for wearing a mask, it’s so important. I am literally swimming in the corona virus all day where I’m a medical worker at Mt. Sinai.” She has been working so hard for all these weeks that this was her first chance to actually sit and talk with a friend, “I had to get out and zoom my family, it’s Easter!” It was also her first opportunity to hear the 7:00 resounding cheers of thanks circulating throughout the city for all the healthcare workers The tears of appreciation of Dr. Maria’s eyes spoke volumes. The spirit and dedication of our medical workers as they overcome surmounting exhaustion in the face of this long haul is remarkable.

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New York, New York City, during the time of Coronavirus. This is Dr. Maria. She is an anesthesiologist. Since the pandemic she, like so many others in her field, has risen to new challenges and training and she spends her days intubating the most crucial of patients affected by the Coronavirus. She has just come off three straight shifts. The first thing she said to me as I approached her from a safe social distance is “Thank you for wearing a mask, it’s so important. I am...
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  • Date: 13 Apr 2020
  • Location: New York City New York USA
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