More than a month since the onset of the coronavirus crisis, the majority of patients — some of whom are doctors themselves — in Brooklyn Hospital Center’s critical care unit have Covid-19. With permission from staff, patients and their families, we shadowed one doctor for a day to get a sense of what it is like on the front lines of the pandemic.
April 12, 2020
Hope, and New Life, in a Brooklyn Maternity Ward Fighting Covid-19
In a hospital at the center of the crisis, nearly 200 babies have arrived since March. Some pregnant women have fallen extremely ill, but doctors are winning battles for their lives and their children’s.
April 7, 2020
‘Code Blue’: A Brooklyn I.C.U. Fights for Each Life in a Coronavirus Surge
Nearly every patient was on a ventilator. Some were in their 80s, some in their 30s. Medical workers were falling fast and had to be resourceful — “the alternative,” one said, “is death.”
April 7, 2020
Brooklyn hospital treating coronavirus patients is ‘like something out of the Twilight Zone’
At the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York City, doctors treating coronavirus patients say it's not just older people who are in critical condition and nurses say they still don't have proper protective gear. As of April 2, 27 COVID-19 patients have died at the hospital.
April 3, 2020
'We Can Get Through' Coronavirus Fight 'If Citizens Can Rally,' Doctor Says
The idea of a team rallying together in the face of the pandemic is something Dr. Sylvie de Souza has also experienced as chair of emergency department at Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York City. De Souza, 55, tells People that she and her colleagues came together during a particularly stressful day for a moment of peace.