Top NYC Doc: Hospital Saturation Point in 22 to 32 Days

From The New York Post:

A top New York City surgeon warned that the hospital he works at could reach peak volume for COVID-19 cases in as few as 22 days — while grappling with the likelihood that physicians will be hit with the virus.

Dr. Craig Smith, who is the chief of surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, wrote a letter to colleagues Friday predicting that the hospital could be over capacity for coronavirus patients in 22 to 32 days.

“The hard data has become alarming,” Smith wrote in a memo. “I wish I could use a more comforting word.”

Smith said in an update Saturday that the number of undetected patients with coronavirus is likely “much larger than we imagined,” which could put medical professionals at higher risk for the virus.

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