In Queens (USA), the first morning sirens sound. A 78 year old lady in need of help. The paramedics put on their masks and eye protection. “She has temperature and cough, so we assume the Covid-19“explains one of the caregivers. A few minutes later, a team tries to revive a 90-year-old woman. The neighbors observe from their windows:”We don’t know if that’s it, but we don’t leave the house.“
The interventions were multiplied by almost ten. “The calls come one after the other, it doesn't stop“Paramedicist John Dugan said. Queens is the most affected neighborhood, surely because it is the densest.”We live on top of each other“explains an exasperated resident. The least serious cases, tested positive, go back to the streets. For their health, the most deprived are covered by state insurance.
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