February 25, 2021

A year on, doctor recalls first reported US Covid death

Kirkland (United States) (AFP) – This time last year, infectious disease physician Francis Riedo was having what he’d consider a fairly typical Friday — and didn’t suspect his hospital would soon report the United States’ first death from Covid-19. It was the middle of flu season, and several patients were being treated in the intensive care unit of EvergreenHealth Medical Center Kirkland, a suburb of Seattle. Two of them were on ventilators, critically ill with lower respiratory infections, but “there was no clear diagnosis,” Riedo recalled. A handful of Covid-19 cases had so far been detect…

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