Diary From The Coronavirus Frontlines: 'We Don't Have A Magic Bullet'
At least 3,600 healthcare workers have tested positive for COVID-19 in L.A. County. At least 20 have died.
Before the pandemic hit, many feared they'd contract the virus because of the lack of personal protective equipment. Some even drew up wills for their families.
I spoke with one emergency room doctor who's now back to work after being out for almost a month because of COVID-19. She says she's one of the luckier ones, but she's cautious about what's next.
"We’re in no better shape today than we were five weeks ago, except maybe we have more testing, but it’s not like we have anything else to offer," she said. "We don't have a magic bullet for anyone."
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