US hospitals are already working to the limit in the corona crisis. Many
doctors can hardly protect themselves from the virus. For some, the fight
against the disease involves the fight against their own employer. ..
New York doctor Shamit Patel fears a scenario like in some regions of
northern Italy, where doctors have to decide who is treated and who has to
die because of the overwhelming number of patients. ..
Hospitals are threatening to lay off employees who report on their working
conditions during the coronavirus pandemic - and have already done so in
some cases. ..
In the US state of New York, more than 1,000 people have now died after
being infected with the novel corona virus. In the metropolis of New York
City alone, 776 deaths from lung disease Covid-19 were confirmed by Sunday
evening. .. Photos and videos earlier this week showed workers picking up
bodies covered with forklifts in front of the Brooklyn Hospital Center ..
Not only are there no treatment beds, but also space for the corpses. ..
At some hospitals .. the cooling trucks park on streets and in front of
apartment buildings. .. "I have never felt so physically and emotionally
stressed in my life, I have never felt so sad and desperate." For many
doctors, the fight against the corona virus is also a fight against their
own employer. .. "Hospitals are silencing nurses and other healthcare
workers to preserve their image" .. "Many hospitals lie to their workers ..