Dr. Colleen Smith, Who is an emergency room doctor at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York jeopardizes her job in a request for help, saying “we don’t have the tools that we need.” Scarily, this video was shot on March 24th and things have only gotten worse in New York City and all over the United States.
This past Thursday (March 26) Elmhurst said it was transferring non-coronavirus patients to other hospitals so Elmhurst’s 545 beds could be dedicated just to COVID-19 cases. [source]
Elmhurst is located in one of the poorest and most diverse areas of the city, home to 20,000 recent immigrants from 112 different countries. Currently, the borough of Queens accounts for approximately one-third of the total cases in the city. [source]