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TIME | EMS is Integral to the Fight Against Coronavirus

Time Magazine | May 15, 2020 | by Olivia B. Waxman

Emergency Medical Workers Are Integral to the Fight Against Coronavirus. Just a Few Decades Ago, America’s EMS System Didn’t Even Exist

Sunday marks the beginning of EMS Week,  an annual time to recognize the life-saving efforts of emergency medical services personnel. While celebratory events won’t take place in person this year, EMS personnel are getting more recognition than usual: even before EMS week, virtually and during daily cheers for healthcare workers, they are widely hailed as heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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TIME: A Day With a Paramedic Facing the Coronavirus Pandemic

Thank you to TIME for following  Empress EMS in Westchester  to shine a light on the impact of mobile healthcare in the COVID-19 pandemic.

These days, paramedics like Badgley are the first line of defense. On March 3, there was one coronavirus case in Westchester County. By April 6, there were nearly 14,000, including 197 deaths, according to the New York Times. Even though her department is not yet out of personal protective equipment (PPE), Badgley has been wearing the same N95 mask for two weeks, protecting it with a surgical mask during the day and disinfecting it at night.

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