Covid in the Streets of Boston Podcast Series Episode 1: The Tents – Disaster Medicine
At the start of the pandemic, we believed our patients would be among the most susceptible, due to their crowded living conditions and chronic illnesses.
Our patients knew they could turn to us for guidance, advocacy and compassion, even as the world was isolating in their own homes. Our staff showed bravery and innovation constructing and managing testing at our shelter partners and isolation tents and caring for patients in the best space for their recovery.
We learned that a public health outbreak of this scale disproportionately affects the poor and marginalized and we re-committed ourselves to each other, unified in our mission to bring quality health care to every one of us.