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Knowing How To Remove PPE Is A Matter Of Life And Death, One ER Doctor Says

Dr. Ron Medzon of Boston Medical Center shares the rigorous steps he teaches and practices when it comes to protective measures.
Boston Medical Center Emergency doctor Ron Medzon. (Courtesy)

Massachusetts now has the third-highest number of COVID-19 infections in the U.S. with nearly 27,000 cases. The death toll is close to 850, and hospitals are bracing for a surge in new patients as the outbreak reaches its peak in the state.

The intensive care unit reached capacity more than a week ago at Boston Medical Center, the city’s fleet-footed hospital accustomed to crisis after the Boston Marathon bombing. They are temporarily diverting ambulances to other hospitals and plan to add more beds. 

Dr. Ron Medzon, an emergency physician and director of the Solomont Clinical Simulation Center, says the situation at the hospital is “really hard to describe.”

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