‘It’s a warzone’: Shocking footage reveals coronavirus patients being treated in corridors at NYC hospital as doctors beg for ventilators and the death toll in the city surges past 1,000

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
By Paul Martin

The video was taken inside Brookdale Hospital Center in New York City which is buckling under the pressure
It is one of the 11 public hospitals in New York City that is being overwhelmed by the COVID-19 crisis
Makeshift morgues have been set up in the street outside hospitals to accommodate the rising death toll
In New York City, the death toll is now more than 1,000 and 43,000 people have been infected
The US death toll is now more than 4,000 and nearly 190,000 people have been infected with the virus
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s is determined to spread the load of patients across the state’s hospital
The peak of the pandemic is yet to hit New York and will take even longer to reach other states
Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

By RACHEL SHARP
DAILYMAIL.COM
1 April 2020

Shocking footage has revealed the chaos inside New York hospitals, with desperate doctors begging for more ventilators and medical equipment to help them tackle the growing crisis as the city’s death toll surged past 1,000 on Tuesday and the total US coronavirus death toll hit 4,000.

New York state recorded 76,049 confirmed coronavirus cases by the end of Tuesday and 1,550 people have died from the killer disease.

In New York City alone, there have been 1,096 deaths and 43,119 cases – with 182 more deaths in the last day.

Among its overwhelmed hospitals is the Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn where patients line the hallways in their beds and doctors are struggling to keep up with their needs.

The 370-bed hospital has already reached full capacity. One desperate doctor told CBS2 that the hospital had become a ‘medical warzone’.

‘Well, this is a warzone, a medical warzone,’ said Dr. Arabia Mollette, who works in the emergency room. Every day I come, what I see on a daily basis is pain, despair, suffering and healthcare disparities.’

Mollette said that the hospital had faced an influx of more than 100 confirmed coronavirus patients and 70 other possible cases.

They are struggling to cope with the demand, she said, pleading for more ventilators and protective equipment.

‘We need prayer, we need support, we need gowns, we need gloves, we need masks, we need more vents, we need more medical space,’ she said.

Mollette also warned of the toll that working on the frontline is taking on medical staff.

‘We need psycho-social support as well. It’s not easy coming in here when you know that’s what you’re getting ready to face,’ she said.

The morgue at Brookdale Hospital has also reached capacity, meaning the pandemic’s victims are now being placed into a refrigerated trailer outside the facility.

Mollette said she had seen many people die from the virus and warned Americans that no one is safe.

‘This virus sees no difference,’ she said. ‘It has nothing to do with age, has nothing to do with access to healthcare, has nothing to do with socio-economics, race or ethnicity. This virus is killing a lot of people.’

The plea from doctors for more equipment comes as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has repeatedly urged Trump to send more ventilators to the state, where the coronavirus numbers now dwarf other US states.

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One Response to “‘It’s a warzone’: Shocking footage reveals coronavirus patients being treated in corridors at NYC hospital as doctors beg for ventilators and the death toll in the city surges past 1,000”

  1. Dave

    400 to 500 people die EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK ON AVERAGE in NYC from cancer, heart attacks, strokes, lung disease, Hillary Clinton, etc… Nothing new except, if you are checking to see if the dead have Corona virus in them. They all do. We all do. It’s one of the most widespread common virus on the fucking planet – causes the sniffles and the occasional SHART. I’m a truck driver and have asked literally thousands of people across 15 states in the last month “how many sick and dying and dead people do you know so far”? NOT A SINGLE PERSON HAS TOLD ME THEY KNOW A SINGLE SICK PERSON – Little strange wouldn’t you say?

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