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'This is a terrible disease': a Russian-speaking doctor from New York spoke about life in the midst of a pandemic

07.04.2020, 08: 01 EST

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Tina Goloborodko is a general practitioner from New York. She spoke about what it is like to treat patients during the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic and what she fears. The details were shared by the edition The New Yorker.

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Therapist at the Weiler Hospital in the Bronx, Dr. Tina Goloborodko, spoke about what was happening in the city at the height of the Cornavirus epidemic. According to the expert, her “worst nightmare has come true”.

Today, New York is in first place in the number of cases of infection with COVID-19. While in America, more than 47 thousand people died from the virus, in New York the number of victims is more than 13 thousand.

Every half hour, another ambulance with new patients arrives at the hospital. The doctor is afraid that the number of patients will exceed "the final number of mechanical ventilation devices."

“This is the worst disease I've ever seen,” she says.

Many of her colleagues temporarily broke up with their loved ones and rented separate housing. However, for Goloborodko this option is now not possible. Therefore, she is forced to live in the same apartment with her young child.

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Returning home after the shift, she takes off her work clothes, sprinkles Lizol shoes and leaves them outside the door.

Earlier, said Goloborodko, she felt at home, as if in a refuge. He was for her a place where you could escape from thoughts about work and just relax. Today, everything is completely different. Even after changing clothes, she does not feel safe.

As previously wrote ForumDaily New York:

  • The fight against coronavirus greatly influenced the life of New Yorkers. Read about how the city looks today here.
  • The number of coronavirus victims in New York has risen to 4200. At the same time, state authorities announced a decrease in the number of new patients and the emergence of a “glimmer of hope” that the situation would soon improve. Read more about this in this publication.
  • Earlier, a Russian-speaking nurse from New York told what happens in hospitals cities today, calling COVID-19 - a disease of loneliness.
  • Another doctor from New York suggests that contracted from one of the patients. She also claims that quarantine in New York should have been announced back in February. And all because the coronavirus probably covered the city much earlier than is commonly thought.
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