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She's spent decades caring for dying patients. When her mom's time came, Covid-19 kept them apart

1 month ago   |   By STAT

When Sharon Levine picked up, the person on the other end was sobbing. It was the nurse practitioner at her mother's nursing home outside of New York. She had to be calling with some sort of news, but she was too overwhelmed: Covid-19 had entered the facility and residents were dying and staff members were getting infected and they were out of coronavirus tests and they didn't seem to have enough protective gear and everyone was just so sick - and for a moment, the roles were reversed, and it wasn't clear who was caring for whom.
I know this is really hard, Levine said. You must be seeing...
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