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Long Island doctors, nurses prepare for possible second wave of COVID-19 hospitalizations

Long Island doctors and nurses are gearing up for a second wave of COVID-19 – much to the dismay of front-line workers who already endured months of tragedy.

News 12 Staff

Nov 25, 2020, 11:46 PM

Updated 1,303 days ago

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Long Island doctors and nurses are gearing up for a second wave of COVID-19 – much to the dismay of front-line workers who already endured months of tragedy.
News 12’s Shari Einhorn spoke with Drs. Adam Berman and Frederick Davis and registered nurse Ross Feinman, all of whom work at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. At one time, it was dubbed “COVID City.”
When the pandemic began in March, their shifts were long, stressful and physically and emotionally draining. They were learning on the job how to treat a staggering number of patients.
“I personally didn't feel anything emotionally until the dust settled, because you're just running on adrenaline day after day,” said Feinman.
With the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations now on the rise in New York, emergency department doctors and nurses told News 12 they are trying to mentally prepare themselves for another influx of patients.
“I totally understand being tired of following the rules. I'm tired of following the rules too…But following the rules works,” said Dr. Berman. 


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