Individual fates are often lost in the pandemic
A doctor in a protective suit holds an elderly patient comfortingly in his arms in a corona intensive care unit: A photographer from the Getty Images agency captured this scene with the camera last week at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Since then, the photo with head physician Joseph Varon has been around the world on the Internet.
Varon told CNN that he had been working 252 days in a row when he saw the white-haired patient on Thanksgiving. The man tried to get out of bed. “I want to be with my wife,” said the older man, crying, Varon remembered.
Isolation is tough for corona intensive care patients
Many patients put the isolation in the corona intensive care units on their minds, Varon said. “You are in a room that people only come into in spacesuits,” the doctor explained. “Some patients are trying to escape. Recently someone tried to get away from the window.” By the way, there is hope for the older patient in the photo: According to Varon, he should be discharged before the end of the week.
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