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Wed Jun 17, 2020, 11:40 AM

"She was always there." A nurse who brightened the hospital ward died alone, stricken by covid.

David Fahrenthold Retweeted

"She had said that she wasn’t allowed to wear a mask while caring for a patient who later tested positive for the virus; for several days afterward, she struggled to get access to a test."

She died alone.

In America.


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dalton99a Jun 18 #1

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Thu Jun 18, 2020, 12:48 AM

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But one March day, Ewald came home from work and told friends she had not been allowed to wear a mask while caring for a patient who later tested positive for the coronavirus. She was, Fernandez said, “scared to death.”

She texted Chow there were “not enough masks … deplorable” and she was sure she would contract the virus. She said the hospital would not test her until she showed symptoms.

Even after developing the telltale fever and coughing, Ewald had to wait two more days for a test. She got the results March 30: positive. The next day, she stopped responding to messages.

Fernandez and his wife used a spare key to check on her April 1. They found her sitting on the couch, lifeless.

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