Hospital workers discuss fighting COVID-19 on the front lines

The battle against COVID-19 has been compared to war, and with casualties from the deadly virus increasing, we are relying on those fighting it on the front lines more than ever. The Harlem Times spoke exclusively with healthcare workers about what could be the battle of a lifetime.

Dr. Ed Lathan, an emergency medicine physician in New York who has been in practice for two decades, has not seen his four children since early March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Every day the story changes about how this disease spreads and how you can contract it,” Dr. Lathan explained. “I understand how devastating It is in the community and how it is random in its selection of who it picks with it and I wasn’t willing to expose my children…

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