On the Frontlines: “These Patients are Alone”

An internal medicine doctor talks about the challenges of treating COVID-19 patients

By TuAnh Dam and Caroline Chen

For internal medicine doctors, the battle against COVID-19 is a long, taxing and mysterious experience. They struggle to help the sickest patients in the ICU whose lungs are failing and bodies are shutting down. Dr. Francesco Laterza, who works at Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, talks to NY City Lens about what it’s like treating a complicated virus.


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