US Doctors Scramble as Coronavirus Deaths, Cases Soar

    30 March 2020

    Thomas Krajewski stopped at the hospital room in the American state of Louisiana at two o'clock in the morning. The emergency department doctor was worried about his patient: A man in his 70s, with a fever and shortness of breath.

    "Do you mind calling my son?" the patient asked. He knew his family was worried.

    The man had COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Within 12 hours of seeing Krajewski, the patient needed a v