Michael Shain

Photographer and reporter
 
Elmhurst Hospital, Home of a Pandemic
Nationality: American
Biography: Lives in Queens, N.Y.        
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Elmhurst Hospital, Home of a Pandemic
Credits: michael shain
Updated: 09/20/20
Elmhurst Hospital in Queens never volunteered to be the poster child for Covid-19 disfunction. But the role was thrust on it in the early days of the pandemic because, as the biggest public hospital in New York City's most ethnically diverse borough, Queens, it had no choice. On some of the coldest days of the year last March, the line in the street to get into  the ER never disappeared. The flow of patients was a steady drip. 
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