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Mon Jul 27, 2020, 06:27 PM

Chief of critical care at Baltimore's Mercy Medical Center passes away due to Covid-19 complications

Source: CNN



(CNN)Dr. Joseph Costa, the chief of critical care who treated the sickest Covid-19 patients at Baltimore's Mercy Medical Center, succumbed to the virus at the age of 56 Saturday, the hospital confirmed to CNN.

"Joe was more than a trusted colleague; he was also a true friend to many," Sister Helen Amos, executive chair of Mercy Health Services Board of Trustees, and Dr. David Maine, Mercy Health Services president and CEO, wrote in a letter to the hospital community, which was forward to CNN by the hospital's spokesman and also shared on Facebook.

"He dedicated his life and career to caring for the sickest patients. And when the global pandemic came down upon us, Joe selflessly continued his work on the front lines -- deeply committed to serving our patients and our City during this time of great need. His memory will live on as an example to us all."

Members of Costa's family were not immediately available for comment to CNN -- Hospital spokesman Dan Collins told CNN that the family is not giving media interviews at this time.

In an interview with the Baltimore Sun, David Hart, Costa's husband of 28 years, said his late husband was the bravest man he knew.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/27/us/baltimore-mercy-medical-center-doctor-dies-covid-19/index.html



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Reply Chief of critical care at Baltimore's Mercy Medical Center passes away due to Covid-19 complications (Original post)
demmiblue Jul 27 OP
soothsayer Jul 27 #1
Dem2theMax Jul 27 #2
groundloop Jul 27 #6
Zoonart Jul 27 #3
ArizonaLib Jul 27 #4
live love laugh Jul 27 #5
Budi Jul 27 #7
Talitha Jul 27 #8
SunSeeker Jul 27 #9
warmfeet Jul 27 #10
UpInArms Jul 27 #11
gademocrat7 Jul 27 #12
marieo1 Jul 27 #13
catchnrelease Jul 27 #16
Ford_Prefect Jul 27 #14
turbinetree Jul 27 #15
pazzyanne Jul 27 #17
NBachers Jul 27 #18
Demonaut Jul 27 #19
efhmc Jul 28 #20

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 06:28 PM

1. Sucks

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 06:32 PM

2. And it didn't have to happen.



For Dr. Costa

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Response to Dem2theMax (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 06:37 PM

6. My first thought also..... real leadership in February would have saved many lives

And my second thought is that my trumper 'friends' and family who still claim it's OK to reopen schools right now, and that this isn't as serious as Democrats claim, can all go fuck themselves. If a man with this much expertise in infectious diseases can get infected and succumb then the rest of us are screwed if we ever come close to someone who's infected.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 06:34 PM

3. What a sad, terrible nightmare

We are living in.
My heart goes out to his husband and family.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 06:34 PM

4. This never had to happen

Most of these deaths never had to happen. A liberal government would have stopped this a lot sooner. Now the media is left to celebrate when large near monopolistic companies require masks and distancing - the free market riding in after 150,000 people die. They didn't care before, so now we know the number is 150,000 deaths before the free market does something as it comes close to them and their assets.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 06:35 PM

5. 😢😢😢

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 06:52 PM

7. A dedicated American Citizen who valued human life above all else.

Meanwhile trump golfs

What a shameful time for this country.


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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 06:53 PM

8. Rest in Peace, Dr. Costa...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 06:58 PM

9. Horrible.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 07:05 PM

10. I think everyone here knows what has to be done.

R.I.P.



Joe Costa and his legacy can live on.

Be brave, resist.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 07:13 PM

11. Rest well, dear warrior

You fought bravely...

I am so sorry the price you paid was so high

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 07:45 PM

12. Rest In Peace, Dr.Costa.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 08:05 PM

13. So sad!!

This made me cry.........how can we lose so many good people and yet the creeps that are in the White House are still alive and well!! Where is the justice in all of this?

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Response to marieo1 (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 08:49 PM

16. I think the same thing

At least a dozen times a day. How can the scum keep going and grifting while people like Dr Costa are lost for no good reason.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 08:10 PM

14. One more lost to Trump's incompetence and greed...and to Putin's desire for chaos here.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 08:21 PM

15. This sucks ................................

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 08:58 PM

17. Thank you for all you did to make the coronavirus a better known entity.

RIP, Dr Joseph Costa.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 09:19 PM

18. The good die, and the shit-birds live to revel in their dirty deeds.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 09:27 PM

19. :candle:

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 02:53 PM

20. That stinks.

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