You have Covid-19.
You’re running out of breath.
You’re inside a hospital emergency room getting a blood transfusion.
Suddenly this happens. There’s a leak somewhere.
Your bodily fluids spew and splash all over the bed sheets, some of the droplets land on the exposed skin of the emergency physicians and nurses risking their lives to save you.
Is this an impossible scenario?
The lack of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for healthcare workers dominated headline news earlier this year, and continues to be a challenge for some hospitals around America.
In Part 4 of Season 5 True Colors: “Protecting Frontline Doctors & Nurses”, I talked with Dr. Alicia Lu about the risks she faced as an Emergency physician in New York hospitals. Not only did she feel helpless and frustrated, so did her partner Dan Wu. Together, they came up with an idea. It’s called the “1000 frontline suits” campaign.
Dr. Alicia Lu is a New York City based Emergency Physician.
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