When a Surgeon Became a Covid-19 Patient: ‘I Had Never Faced the Reality of Death’

Infected early in the pandemic, Dr. Tomoaki Kato, a renowned transplant surgeon, was soon on life support, and one of the sickest patients in his own hospital.

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Cash, Breakfasts and Firings: An All-Out Push to Vaccinate Wary Medical Workers

Some staff in hospitals and long-term care facilities don’t want to take the Covid-19 vaccine. Their employers are trying to change their minds.

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How a Zen Buddhist Monk and Hospital Chaplain Spends His Sundays

To care for Covid-19 patients and their families, Seigan Ed Glassing reserves one day of the week to care for himself.

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Hospital Workers Start to ‘Turn Against Each Other’ to Get Covid-19 Vaccine

“I am so disappointed and saddened that this happened,” a New York hospital executive wrote to his staff after workers who did not have priority cut the line for the vaccine.

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Hospital Workers Start to ‘Turn Against Each Other’ to Get Vaccine

“I am so disappointed and saddened that this happened,” a New York hospital executive wrote to his staff after workers who did not have priority cut the line for the vaccine.

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President Trump Visits Younger Brother in Hospital in New York

Robert S. Trump, the Trump family’s unofficial spokesman and consigliere, is said to be gravely ill.

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President Trump Visits Younger Brother, Robert, in NY Hospital

Robert S. Trump, the Trump family’s unofficial spokesman and consigliere, is said to be gravely ill.

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We Didn’t See Our Kids for 109 Days

Two Manhattan doctors sent their girls to Singapore while they worked the front lines — and then the country closed its borders.

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‘I Couldn’t Do Anything’: The Virus and an E.R. Doctor’s Suicide

Dr. Lorna Breen was unflappable — until she faced a new enemy.

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She Fed Her Sick Flock During the 1918 Pandemic. Her Legacy Lives On.

An old woman leaves a pot of food on a rock outside her daughter’s house. A century later, others roll trays of meals to people with Covid-19.

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Hospitals Knew How to Make Money. Then Coronavirus Happened.

Surgeries are canceled. Business models are shifting. Some of the hardest-hit hospitals may close, leaving patients with fewer options for care.

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3 Hospital Workers Gave Out Masks. Weeks Later, They All Were Dead.

The coronavirus has taken a steep toll on the often-invisible army of employees who keep New York hospitals running.

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These Are the Bedside Concerts Comforting Virus Patients

An I.C.U. doctor felt despair at how little could be done for the sick. Soon, she had musicians playing over the phone in hospital rooms.

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Top E.R. Doctor Who Treated Coronavirus Patients Dies by Suicide

“She tried to do her job, and it killed her,” said the father of Dr. Lorna M. Breen, who worked at a Manhattan hospital hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak.

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Top E.R. Doctor Who Treated Virus Patients Dies by Suicide

“She tried to do her job, and it killed her,” said the father of Dr. Lorna M. Breen, who worked at a Manhattan hospital hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak.

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‘I Cried Multiple Times’: Now Doctors Are the Ones Saying Goodbye

Doctors find themselves in the wrenching position of arranging conversations between critically ill coronavirus patients and family members.

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Hospitals Warn Nurses and Doctors Not to Speak Out on Coronavirus

Hospitals have warned, disciplined and even fired staff members who went public with workplace concerns about coronavirus precautions.

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‘The Other Option Is Death’: New York Starts Sharing of Ventilators

To keep coronavirus patients breathing, hospitals are pioneering a little-tested method.

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