• A Failure of Empathy Led to 200,000 Deaths. It Has Deep Roots

    28 days ago - By The Atlantic

    Sometime this week, alone on a hospital bed, an American died. The coronavirus had invaded her lungs, soaking them in fluid and blocking the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide that makes up our every breath. Her immune system's struggle to fight back might have sparked an overreaction called a cytokine storm , which shreds even healthy tissue. The doctors tried everything, but they couldn't save her, and she became the 200,000th American taken by COVID-19-at least according to official counts. In reality, the COVID-19 death toll probably passed 200,000 some time ago. And yet “the photos...
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  • 28-Year-Old OB/GYN Dies After Months Of Fighting Coronavirus

    28 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    Dr. Adeline Fagan died after several weeks in the hospital battling coronavirus
    A 28-year-old Houston ob/gyn has died after spending weeks in the hospital fighting coronavirus. She was in her second year of residency and while she mostly worked as an ob/gyn, she was covering the ER and treating COVID patients when she became ill herself.
    In a heartbreaking GoFundMe post, Fagan's family tells her story from when she first contracted the virus to the day she died. “Adeline, an OB/GYN resident physician, was starting her second year of residency in Texas when she got sick,” they write. “On...
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