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50 photos of the health care system during COVID-19

  • Recovered COVID-19 patients donate plasma for experimental antibodies treatment

    Melissa Cruz donates COVID-19 convalescent plasma at Bloodworks Northwest in Seattle, Washington. Cruz contracted COVID-19 while she was a health care worker in the emergency room of Valley Medical Center in Renton, Washington. The plasma will be used in a new experimental treatment, in hopes that the antibodies will help others still battling the COVID-19 disease.

  • Patient released from hospital after long battle with COVID-19

    Los Angeles Police Department Detective Michaell Chang, who had been in critical condition with the novel coronavirus, elbow bumps his doctor, Raymond Lee, after being released from Providence St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California. Chang was infected with COVID-19 in March 2020.

  • Immigrant mother and family suffer with COVID-19

    Days after being removed from a ventilator, Zully, a Guatemalan asylum seeker and COVID-19 patient, speaks with her husband and oldest son via video chat. Weeks earlier, Zully gave birth, via C-section, to a second son who she had yet to meet because to her illness.

  • Hospitals adapt to increase ICU space

    Doctor David Enze Wang talks with a patient's family member on the phone in the Special Pathogen Unit ICU at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. The hospital converted the cardiovascular center into a COVID-19 intensive care unit.

  • Tent set up for pediatrics to avoid hospitals

    Dr. Jack Maypole checks his equipment before seeing patients in a pediatrics tent set up just outside of the Boston Medical Center. In an effort to provide continual care for their patients while limiting possible exposures, BMC pediatricians also created an innovative "mobile clinic" with a donated ambulance that delivers care all across Boston.

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  • Small Connecticut hospital is tested by the COVID-19 outbreak

    The status of a seriously ill COVID-19 victim (also an MRSA patient) is written on the glass in the intensive care unit at Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut. Griffin Hospital, a small town facility that's served its community for over 100 years, was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and was forced to improvise methods to handle the crisis in real time.

  • San Diego-area hospitals treat coronavirus patients during COVID-19 pandemic

    Charge nurse Martha Mathiesen writes daily COVID-19 updates on a chalkboard prior to a “shift huddle” at the intensive care unit at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, California. Sharp HealthCare is the largest health system in San Diego County, and, at the time, was treating more than 120 COVID-19 patients at all four of its locations.

  • Patient released from Aurora VA Hospital after 60 days of fighting the coronavirus

    Doctors and nurses cheer as Rachel Hughes greets her husband, Reverend Terrence Hughes, upon his discharge from the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado. Reverend Hughes had spent 60 days in the facility, on and off a ventilator, fighting the coronavirus.

  • New York City hospital morgues still overflowing as COVID-19 pandemic continues

    Hospital personnel behind a barricade move deceased individuals to the overflow morgue trailer outside The Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York City. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, hospitals remain overwhelmed by the number of deaths related to the coronavirus.

  • New York continues to struggle with coronavirus spread as parts of US look to reopen

    A medical worker poses for a portrait outside NYU Langone Health hospital as people applaud to show their gratitude to medical staff and essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic in New York City. By May 2020, COVID-19 had spread to most countries around the world, claiming over 239,000 lives and infecting over 3.4 million people.

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