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‘This is like 9/11 every single day’: New York’s emergency responders say they’re getting up to 75% more calls than normal — and falling ill themselves

Lt. Faisel Abed, a paramedic supervisor with the New York Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services, responded to the September 11 attacks and is now on the front line of the city’s coronavirus response. Abed said the pandemic is worse than 9/11, since COVID-19 is an invisible “monster” that “we can’t […]
‘This is like 9/11 every single day’: New York’s emergency responders say they’re getting up to 75% more calls than normal — and falling ill themselves