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50 photos of the health care system during COVID-19

  • An emotional moment at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle

    Gordon Narayan is overcome with emotion after visiting with a patient during his cleaning shift at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Narayan, a member of the hospital’s environmental services department, cleans patient rooms while connecting with families and patients.

  • 200,000 American flags installed on National Mall to memorialize 200,000 COVID-19 deaths

    Volunteers with the COVID Memorial Project install 20,000 American flags on the National Mall as the United States crosses the threshold of 200,000 lives lost in the COVID-19 pandemic as of Sept. 20, 2020. The flags are displayed on the grounds of the Washington Monument facing the White House.

  • Yale New Haven Hospital post-COVID recovery program

    Patient Edison "Eddie" Chiluisa undergoes testing with Respiratory Care Practitioner Shelly Mattei at the Post-COVID Recovery Program at the Winchester Chest Clinic at Yale New Haven Hospital. The clinic provides comprehensive evaluation of persistent respiratory symptoms related to prior COVID-19 infection. As the virus is a novel one, doctors are learning alongside patients about the various long-term effects of the illness.

  • Free flu shots are administered at Comerica Park In Detroit

    A medical worker prepares to administer a flu vaccination at a drive-through flu clinic held by Meijer at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. With COVID-19 cases skyrocketing around the U.S., once again medical professionals fear that a bad flu season will only make things worse, further filling hospitals and depleting medical supplies around the nation.

  • Hospitals stock up on PPE

    Southcoast Health material and distribution coordinator Anna Raposo walks around at the hospital's warehouse of personal protective equipment in Fairhaven, Massachusetts, on Oct. 16, 2020. Southcoast Health has a big supply of PPE in preparation for the second wave of COVID-19 that is already upon the hospitals. The facility has a variety of PPE, including hand sanitizer, masks, and other needed items.

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  • El Paso imposes new lockdown measures as coronavirus infections soar

    On Oct. 30, a nurse exits a tent for coronavirus patients set up at the University Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. As coronavirus cases surge in El Paso, overwhelmed hospitals have once again expanded their capacity to treat patients by erecting temporary tents.

  • President-elect Biden receives briefing from new COVID-19 Advisory Board

    President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris receive a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board on Nov. 9, 2020, in Wilmington, Delaware. The COVID-19 Advisory Board is comprised of 13 doctors and scientists, and will be led by Dr. David Kessler, former Food and Drug Administration commissioner; Dr. Vivek Murthy, former U.S. Surgeon General; and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, a professor at Yale University.

  • COVID-19 intensive care unit within a Houston hospital cares for patients as cases continue to rise

    Medical staff members treat a patient suffering from coronavirus in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas. According to reports, COVID-19 infections are on the rise in Houston, as the state of Texas has reached over 1,030,000 cases, including over 19,000 deaths.

  • First responders in Maryland work as coronavirus cases rise across the nation

    As COVID-19 numbers continue to climb, many states are reimposing statewide restrictions for the first time since the start of the pandemic. In Maryland, where COVID-19 cases reached record highs for the seventh day in a row on Nov. 10, 2020, paramedics and firefighters responded to a 911 call wearing PPE just after Governor Larry Hogan announced new lock-down measures.

  • Mobile sites continue coronavirus testing as Midwest cases surge

    Samuel Cravens helps his 3-year-old daughter Azariah with a COVID-19 test at a test site run by CORE at St. Benedict the African Catholic Church in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. Later that day, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued a stay-at-home advisory as the city topped a 14 percent positivity rate, recording nearly 2,000 new cases a day.

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