Dr. Joseph Vernon has not taken a single day off in a few months.
Friday was his 134th day in a row leading a coronavirus unit at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston.
“If you ask me how I survived 134 days of nonstop, I think it’s adrenaline,” he said. “But I’m running in the fog. It’s tough.”
And last week was his hardest. As he tackled the Houston Covid-19 case with intensity, he signed more death certificates than at any stage of his career.
“People were dying every day,” he said.
Vernon’s working day begins. At 4:30 am or 5:00 am, he goes to the hospital and goes straight to the coronavirus unit where he and his team go to each patient.
Then he started making chakras.
“He’s involved with everything and is very, very personal,” the photographer said Callahan O’Reilly, Who has given him shade several times in the last one month. “He would sit in bed with people, hug them and hang out. It’s pretty incredible to watch. “
It takes a minimum of 10 hours per day to care for coronavirus patients, Baron said. After that, he met with his other patients at the hospital – who did not have the coronavirus.
“If I was lucky, I would return home before ten o’clock at night. If I’m not lucky, which is most of the time, I pick it up at home around midnight.
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