(CNN)Back in April, Dr. Hartwell Lin heard stories of how surges of coronavirus patients were overwhelming New York City hospitals. He felt largely ineffective at his quiet California hospital, so he volunteered to venture into the heart of America’s coronavirus epicenter. After two weeks at Coney Island Hospital, Lin came back to his colleagues with first-hand knowledge of how to handle a Covid-19 outbreak — and, perhaps most importantly, he returned as a living testament to the effectiveness of personal protective equipment. “What we brought back, which is super helpful, is a degree of reassurance,” he said. Covid-19 symptoms: What we know now and what to do “There’s a tremendous amount of relief that (colleagues) know that what we’re doing at our site locally is at least (as good), if not better, than what we were doing in New York in terms of personal protection, and everyone was fine in New York.” Lin was one of over 50 clinicians affiliated with Vituity, a California-based health care company, who ventured to New York during its coronavirus surge to treat patients in overwhelmed hospitals. Read More Now the situations have flipped. Cases have consistently declined in New York over the past few… Read full this story
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