Anish Mahajan, chief medical officer at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, tells TODAY that a big problem there is that it takes a long time for coronavirus test results to come back – an average of two to four days. He says he is seeing “exponential” numbers of coronavirus patients, putting a strain on patients with other medical problems. He also says that “we don’t have a lot” of personal protective gear for health care workers.
What doctors are seeing in emergency departments across the country
Concern is growing around the country over how frontline health care workers will deal with a potential surge of patients. Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are also worried about their own health and that of their families. William Brangham talks to Dr. Billy Goldberg, an ER doctor at NYU Langone Health, and Dr. Anish Mahajan, chief medical officer at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.