El Paso Times shows readers image of COVID-19 death spikes

A hospital spokesman who asked that care be used in publishing the photos echoed the need for change in our community’s response to this grave threat.

He described the suffering of COVID-19 patients as they fight to breathe – for life – inside the hospital as doctors, nurses and other medical staff are overrun by El Paso’s surge in positive cases.

He made an ominous prediction.

“Some people will celebrate Thanksgiving for the last time,” he said. “They will become infected by someone who is asymptomatic at a family gathering.”

A medical worker wheels the remains of a COVID-19 victim to a mobile morgue at the El Paso County Office of Medical Examiner and Forensic Laboratory on Nov. 9. County Judge Ricardo Samaniego is having to use the mobile morgues and Texas National Guard personnel to deal with a crush of local coronavirus deaths.

Source: El Paso Times shows readers image of COVID-19 death spikes