Covid-19 in New York City: EMS first responders “physically, mentally, emotionally drained”

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In Thursday’s France 24 Debate, Vincent Variale, president of the firefighters’ Uniformed EMS Officers Union Local 3621 tells François Picard of the sometimes life or death choices forced on New York City’s Emergency Medical Services. Despite record numbers, EMS workers are still responding to all calls, he says.
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