As third coronavirus surge settles into DC region, health-care workers fight exhaustion – The Washington Post

Twice now, he has been persuaded that he was going into cardiac arrest under all that devices, his body suffocating in the summertime heat below a respirator, plastic cap, plastic gown and gloves, while helping to treat a client they believed had covid-19. Gonzalez, 53, has actually lost almost 60 pounds considering that the pandemic started, many of it water weight from sweating beneath the plastic.