A Glimpse Of Fighting Coronavirus At The Frontline In NYC

Date: 2020-04-08 13:36:59

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Meet Sanam Ahmed, a critical care doctor at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. She offers a glimpse at the frontlines on the fight against coronavirus.

New York City is the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, putting historic pressure on a world-renowned healthcare system as the number of confirmed cases in the area grows exponentially.

Government officials and hospital executives are racing to find space for more beds, deploying the Army Corps of Engineers to convert the Javits Center into a hospital and bringing up a Navy hospital ship, the USNS Comfort, from Norfolk, Virginia, to handle non-virus overflow cases. Thousands of hotel rooms across the city will be converted for additional capacity.

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