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Inside a hard-hit COVID-19 ward in Houston

Healthcare workers treat patients infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 31, 2020. Located in a working-class area of north Houston, UMMC has been hit hard by the waves of cases that slammed into Texas during the summer and fall, exacting an immense physical and emotional toll on nurses such as Tanna Ingraham, who has herself overcome two bouts of COVID-19.

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Healthcare workers treat patients infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, more

Healthcare workers treat patients infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 31, 2020. Located in a working-class area of north Houston, UMMC has been hit hard by the waves of cases that slammed into Texas during the summer and fall, exacting an immense physical and emotional toll on nurses such as Tanna Ingraham, who has herself overcome two bouts of COVID-19. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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A healthcare workers treats a patient infected with the coronavirus on New Year's Day at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, January 1, 2021.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A healthcare workers treats a patient infected with the coronavirus on New Year's Day at United Memorial Medicmore

A healthcare workers treats a patient infected with the coronavirus on New Year's Day at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, January 1, 2021.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Duc Nguyen speaks with his wife using FaceTime on New Year's Day from inside the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, January 1, 2021. It was not how the 33-year-old had envisioned welcoming in the new year, but he said he was grateful the UMMC had a vacant bed so he could be treated for pneumonia brought on by COVID-19. Nguyen said he was confident he would recover, but he predicted the worst days of the pandemic were ahead. "We are still in for another treat next year," he said in a raspy voice. "It's not over yet."

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Duc Nguyen speaks with his wife using FaceTime on New Year's Day from inside the coronavirus unit at United Memore

Duc Nguyen speaks with his wife using FaceTime on New Year's Day from inside the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, January 1, 2021. It was not how the 33-year-old had envisioned welcoming in the new year, but he said he was grateful the UMMC had a vacant bed so he could be treated for pneumonia brought on by COVID-19. Nguyen said he was confident he would recover, but he predicted the worst days of the pandemic were ahead. "We are still in for another treat next year," he said in a raspy voice. "It's not over yet." REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Gabriel Cervera and Sanjana Krishnan work on the schedule for 2021 inside the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 31, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Gabriel Cervera and Sanjana Krishnan work on the schedule for 2021 inside the coronavirus unit at United Memormore

Gabriel Cervera and Sanjana Krishnan work on the schedule for 2021 inside the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 31, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Nurses look at the nightly schedule during a shift change as healthcare workers treat patients infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 31, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

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Nurses look at the nightly schedule during a shift change as healthcare workers treat patients infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 31, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Gabriel Cervera FaceTimes his family in Mexico while he and other healthcare workers treat patients infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 31, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Gabriel Cervera FaceTimes his family in Mexico while he and other healthcare workers treat patients infected wmore

Gabriel Cervera FaceTimes his family in Mexico while he and other healthcare workers treat patients infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 31, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Manuel Espinoza speaks with his wife to celebrate New Year's Day from inside the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, January 1, 2021.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Manuel Espinoza speaks with his wife to celebrate New Year's Day from inside the coronavirus unit at United Memore

Manuel Espinoza speaks with his wife to celebrate New Year's Day from inside the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, January 1, 2021.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Monitors screens from video cameras showing patients are seen reflected at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 30, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Monitors screens from video cameras showing patients are seen reflected at United Memorial Medical Center in Hmore

Monitors screens from video cameras showing patients are seen reflected at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 30, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Beads of sweat gather on the face shield of a healthcare worker as she treats patients infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 31, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Beads of sweat gather on the face shield of a healthcare worker as she treats patients infected with the coronmore

Beads of sweat gather on the face shield of a healthcare worker as she treats patients infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 31, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Healthcare workers change the tube on an intubated patient infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 31, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Healthcare workers change the tube on an intubated patient infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Memore

Healthcare workers change the tube on an intubated patient infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 31, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Healthcare workers treat a patient infected with COVID-19 at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 29, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

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Healthcare workers treat a patient infected with COVID-19 at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 29, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Gabriel Cervera and Sanjana Krishnan take a break from treating coronavirus patients at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 29, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Gabriel Cervera and Sanjana Krishnan take a break from treating coronavirus patients at United Memorial Medicamore

Gabriel Cervera and Sanjana Krishnan take a break from treating coronavirus patients at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 29, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Tanna Ingraham places the body of a patient who died due to the coronavirus inside a body bag, at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 30, 2020. Ingraham, who has herself overcome two bouts of COVID-19, said, "I'm just hoping that at the end of this there is going to be a light because, honestly, that's the only thing that keeps me going. That and my faith," she said. "So, 2021 I'm ready."

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Tanna Ingraham places the body of a patient who died due to the coronavirus inside a body bag, at United Memormore

Tanna Ingraham places the body of a patient who died due to the coronavirus inside a body bag, at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 30, 2020. Ingraham, who has herself overcome two bouts of COVID-19, said, "I'm just hoping that at the end of this there is going to be a light because, honestly, that's the only thing that keeps me going. That and my faith," she said. "So, 2021 I'm ready." REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Tanna Ingraham places a sheet over the body of a patient who died inside the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 30, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Tanna Ingraham places a sheet over the body of a patient who died inside the coronavirus unit at United Memorimore

Tanna Ingraham places a sheet over the body of a patient who died inside the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 30, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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A sheet covers the body of a patient who died in the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 30, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A sheet covers the body of a patient who died in the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houmore

A sheet covers the body of a patient who died in the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 30, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Consuelo Castellanos is treated for the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas,  December 30, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Consuelo Castellanos is treated for the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, Decemore

Consuelo Castellanos is treated for the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 30, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Alonso Lugo helps a patient try to stand inside the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas,  December 30, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Alonso Lugo helps a patient try to stand inside the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Housmore

Alonso Lugo helps a patient try to stand inside the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 30, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Gabriel Cervera briefly rests on an empty hospital bed within the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 30, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Gabriel Cervera briefly rests on an empty hospital bed within the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical more

Gabriel Cervera briefly rests on an empty hospital bed within the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 30, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Dr. Joseph Varon looks at table filled with donuts, which were delivered to the coronavirus unit, at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 30, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Dr. Joseph Varon looks at table filled with donuts, which were delivered to the coronavirus unit, at United Memore

Dr. Joseph Varon looks at table filled with donuts, which were delivered to the coronavirus unit, at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 30, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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A healthcare worker wears protective equipment inside the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 30, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

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A healthcare worker wears protective equipment inside the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 30, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Dr. Joseph Varon treats a coronavirus patient at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 29, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Dr. Joseph Varon treats a coronavirus patient at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 29more

Dr. Joseph Varon treats a coronavirus patient at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 29, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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An intubated patient is seen as healthcare workers treat coronavirus patients at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

An intubated patient is seen as healthcare workers treat coronavirus patients at United Memorial Medical Centemore

An intubated patient is seen as healthcare workers treat coronavirus patients at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Healthcare workers place a femoral arterial line in a patient infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Healthcare workers place a femoral arterial line in a patient infected with the coronavirus at United Memorialmore

Healthcare workers place a femoral arterial line in a patient infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Healthcare workers treat patients infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

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Healthcare workers treat patients infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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A healthcare worker places a BiPAP machine on a patient infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A healthcare worker places a BiPAP machine on a patient infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medicmore

A healthcare worker places a BiPAP machine on a patient infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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A healthcare worker communicates with a patient who is asking to go home inside the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A healthcare worker communicates with a patient who is asking to go home inside the coronavirus unit at Unitedmore

A healthcare worker communicates with a patient who is asking to go home inside the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Gabriel Cervera wears protective equipment as healthcare workers treat coronavirus patients at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 30, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Gabriel Cervera wears protective equipment as healthcare workers treat coronavirus patients at United Memorialmore

Gabriel Cervera wears protective equipment as healthcare workers treat coronavirus patients at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 30, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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A healthcare worker helps as an endoscopy is performed on a patient at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 29, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A healthcare worker helps as an endoscopy is performed on a patient at United Memorial Medical Center in Houstmore

A healthcare worker helps as an endoscopy is performed on a patient at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 29, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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A healthcare worker waits with Juana Negrete, who is being picked up after she was discharged from the COVID-19 unit, at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 29, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A healthcare worker waits with Juana Negrete, who is being picked up after she was discharged from the COVID-1more

A healthcare worker waits with Juana Negrete, who is being picked up after she was discharged from the COVID-19 unit, at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 29, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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A healthcare worker wheels a bed to meet a patient who is being admitted into the COVID unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 29, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A healthcare worker wheels a bed to meet a patient who is being admitted into the COVID unit at United Memoriamore

A healthcare worker wheels a bed to meet a patient who is being admitted into the COVID unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 29, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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A healthcare worker treats Manuel Espinoza who is infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 29, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A healthcare worker treats Manuel Espinoza who is infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Cenmore

A healthcare worker treats Manuel Espinoza who is infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 29, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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A patient is seen as healthcare workers treat patients infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A patient is seen as healthcare workers treat patients infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medicamore

A patient is seen as healthcare workers treat patients infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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A healthcare worker places a BiPAP machine on a patient infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A healthcare worker places a BiPAP machine on a patient infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medicmore

A healthcare worker places a BiPAP machine on a patient infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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A healthcare worker is seen while treating patients infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Harë

A healthcare worker is seen while treating patients infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Cmore

A healthcare worker is seen while treating patients infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020.  REUTERS/Callaghan O'Harë
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A healthcare worker treats a patient infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A healthcare worker treats a patient infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houstomore

A healthcare worker treats a patient infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Gabriel Cervera tries to wake a patient who was extubated in the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Gabriel Cervera tries to wake a patient who was extubated in the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Cmore

Gabriel Cervera tries to wake a patient who was extubated in the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Healthcare workers go over patients' medical records inside the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Healthcare workers go over patients' medical records inside the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Cemore

Healthcare workers go over patients' medical records inside the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Dr. Varon and a team of healthcare workers treat patients infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Dr. Varon and a team of healthcare workers treat patients infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medmore

Dr. Varon and a team of healthcare workers treat patients infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Gabriel Cervera tries to help a patient who was extubated regain movement in the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Gabriel Cervera tries to help a patient who was extubated regain movement in the coronavirus unit at United Memore

Gabriel Cervera tries to help a patient who was extubated regain movement in the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Gabriel Cervera treats a patient infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Gabriel Cervera treats a patient infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Tmore

Gabriel Cervera treats a patient infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Dr. Varon fills a syringe with water as healthcare workers treat patients infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Dr. Varon fills a syringe with water as healthcare workers treat patients infected with the coronavirus at Unimore

Dr. Varon fills a syringe with water as healthcare workers treat patients infected with the coronavirus at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Healthcare workers treat a patient who was extubated in the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Healthcare workers treat a patient who was extubated in the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Centermore

Healthcare workers treat a patient who was extubated in the coronavirus unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas, December 28, 2020. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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