Thursday, April 23, 2020

On the frontlines …

… Opinion | Life and Death as Hospitals Fight the Coronavirus in the Bronx - The New York Times. (Hat tip, Jeff Mauvais.)

Journalists have rarely been allowed into hospitals in this crisis; reporters and photographers found it much easier to be embedded in Army units in Iraq or Afghanistan than to embed with doctors fighting Covid-19. Hospitals worry about HIPAA privacy rules, the dangers of infection and the possibility of embarrassing stories. Unfortunately, the shortage of gritty on-the-ground coverage means that to many Americans, the coronavirus remains distant and unreal — so they plan a large Easter dinner or gather friends for a game in the park.

Obviously, we should be praying for those in healthcare who are working to save people — and are putting themselves in danger to do so.

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