Heroes of the pandemic: Former CEO of RadioShack now an ER doctor on frontlines of COVID-19 fight | @radioshack
Inspiring story on Brian Levy, former RadioShack CEO turned ER Doctor, from the National Post.
“Emergency medicine is a perfect fit for my personality,” he says.
Like the rest of humanity, Levy did not foresee COVID-19 crashing into Earth. Encountering the virus now, as a frontline physician, has been “surreal.” Emergency docs are go-getters by nature. In pre-pandemic days, when a critical case came rolling through the department’s doors, Levy would come swooping in like “superman,” to save the day.
But there is no more swooping now. The department is eerily quiet, preparing for an expected surge in COVID-19 cases. Patients arriving, under Levy’s watch, are often in cardio-respiratory distress. Levy can’t just rush to them. Everything he does has to be methodical. One misstep on a physician’s part, say, touching a surface with a bare hand or sipping from a water bottle, risks contaminating the entire department.
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