Dr. Melanie Malloy remembers a time when a 21-year-old patient experiencing nausea and vomiting could be exhibiting symptoms of appendicitis, gastritis or another malady.


But in today’s medical landscape, that moment is pretty far gone.

“Now everybody, everywhere is a suspect for COVID,” said the attending physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in Brooklyn.


Dr. Malloy documents what working inside of a hospital located in the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic is like and offers a glimpse into a day’s work fighting COVID-19 in the video above.

Jessica Moulite is an award-winning Video Producer at The Root passionate about dismantling unjust societal power structures and all things Black culture. She's also probably watching “Living Single.”

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I hate to say this because I really hate conspiracy bullshit, but I am seeing some news reports from reputable news services, directly from nurses and doctors, that Covid cases are being under-reported.

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