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'A Lot Of Doctors Are Scared' As Case Numbers Increase And Supplies Run Short

Face masks, in short supply across the U.S., are passed out before testing patients for COVID-19 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts. (Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images)
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As testing remains limited, it’s hard even for doctors to know whether they’ve been exposed to the illness. Many ER doctors have been isolating themselves from loved ones. Mark Futernick, an ER physician told us:

“They just don’t want to take any chances at all. They’re renting motels, they’re living in the garage. They’re too afraid to see their families at all.”

And as state and federal leaders say protective equipment and funding are on the way, physicians in Southern California have been telling us they fear for what’s to come in the days and weeks ahead, as supplies run short and coronavirus case numbers rise.


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