Family Of ER Doctor Who Died By Suicide Says COVID-19 Changed Her Brain, by Nina Golowski
Dr. Lorna Breen, who served as the medical director of the emergency department at New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital in Manhattan, saw patients dying before they could be admitted and felt helpless over her inability to do more to help ….
Breen, 49, was working grueling 12-hour shifts that saw patient after patient die from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, when she contracted the disease herself, her sister said.
Breen was sent home for a week and a half to recover. She then hurried back to help but was sent home again by the hospital …
[Her sister Jennifer Feist] said her sister eventually called her in distress, saying she couldn’t move from her chair, prompting family friends to help her travel from New York to Virginia where she was admitted to a hospital and then sent to Feist’s Charlottesville home to rest.
Feist said she believes stress played a significant role in her sister’s self-destruction but that the disease may have done something to her physically as well.
“I believe that it altered her brain and then she went back to the most horrific, unimaginable conditions,” she told NBC News. …
Numerous reports of neurological damage caused by COVID:
A recent study of 214 COVID-19 patients in Wuhan, China, found that one-third of them had neurological manifestations, including impaired consciousness and muscle injury. Similar symptoms and impairments, including strokes, have been reported in the U.S.
We need to avoid COVID until we understand it a whole lot better.