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"The Pandemic’s Hidden Victims: Sick or Dying, but Not From the Virus"

  • The New York Times
  • New York, NY
  • (April 20, 2020)

Maria Kefalas considers her husband, Patrick Carr, a forgotten victim of the coronavirus. In January, Mr. Carr, a sociology professor at Rutgers University, suffered a relapse of the blood cancer that he has had for eight years. Once again, he required chemotherapy to try to bring the disease, multiple myeloma, under control. But this time, as the coronavirus began raging through Philadelphia, blood supplies were rationed and he couldn’t get enough of the transfusions needed to alleviate his anemia and allow chemo to begin. Clinic visits were canceled even as his condition worsened.

- Elisa R Port, MD, Assocaite Professor, Cancer (Oncology) Surgical Oncology Breast Cancer - Surgery Surgery, Mount Sinai Health System

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