Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Moves Forward With D.C. Event

Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Moves Forward With D.C. Event

“We’ve got a possible Covid. 52-year-old male. 10 minutes out. H.F.D., shortness of breath. Covid, possibly.” “I’ll be honest with you, I can barely keep track.” This is Dr. Aric Bakshy. He’s an attending physician here at Houston Methodist Hospital. And I asked him how many patients have you seen here just on your single shift since 1 o’clock this afternoon? “One, two, three, four, five. I mean, I have over a dozen people here, at least. And these are all Covid. A lot of them are Covid.” He actually trained at the hospital, Elmhurst, that sort of came to represent one of the hardest-hit hospitals in New York City. I’m Sheri Fink. I’m a correspondent at The New York Times. I’ve been reporting from hospitals in New York City from the beginning. I looked at the emergency room, new I.C.U.s, pregnant mothers who had coronavirus, and now I’m in Houston. So we are here at Houston Methodist Hospital, which is the largest hospital in Houston. And right at this moment, the number of coronavirus cases is really rising dramatically in the city. How does it feel? Similar or different to March? Although they had a moderate peak in April, now they’re more than double the peak that they ever reached at that time. And the numbers look like they’re going to just keep rising. “Since March we’ve had a trickle of patients. Everyone was — everyone stayed at home ...
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