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As New York’s Tally of Coronavirus Cases Touches 40,000, Health Workers Worry They’ll be Next in 'Petri Dish'


A medical worker directs a patient to enter a Covid-19 testing site at Elmhurst Hospital Center in New York. (AP Photo)

New York: A nurse died from coronavirus after working nonstop for weeks at a hospital where staffers frustrated with dwindling supplies posed in gowns made of trash bags. An emergency room doctor fears he had the virus long before getting too sick to work. Another nurse worries the lone mask she’s issued each day won’t be enough to protect her from an unending tide of hacking, feverish patients.

At New York City-area hospitals on the front lines ...


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