Sleeping in the attic: How a NYC nurse is trying to keep her family safe from the coronavirus as she works on the front lines
- Diana Torres, a nurse at Mount Sinai West hospital in Manhattan, has been caring for patients sickened by coronavirus.
- The pandemic has infected over 100,000 people in New York state.
- Torres told Business Insider she’s moved into her home’s attic to avoid exposing her family when she comes home after shifts.
- Healthcare workers at hospitals in New York have said for weeks that there’s been a shortage of personal protective equipment, like masks and gowns.
- Some healthcare workers on the front lines, including one of Torres’ coworkers, have already gotten sick and died from the virus
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Diana Torres does not feel safe going into work.
As a registered nurse at Mount Sinai West hospital in Manhattan, Torres is one of the many healthcare workers on the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The disease has sickened more than 100,000 people in New York state in recent weeks.
Healthcare workers at hospitals in New York have said for weeks that they’re facing a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), like masks and gowns, which are essential in keeping healthcare workers from getting sick and passing along the disease to patients.
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[Source: Business Insider]