(CNN)”We ended up getting our first positive patients — and that’s when all hell broke loose,” said one New York City doctor.The doctor, who spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity out of concern for his job, described a hospital that was woefully unprepared for an influx of Covid-19 patients that started roughly two weeks ago — which has already stretched the hospital’s resources thin and led to severely ill patients outnumbering ventilators.”We don’t have the machines, we don’t have the beds,” the doctor said.”To think that we’re in New York City and this is happening,” he added. “It’s like a third-world country type of scenario. It’s mind-blowing.”At first, patients skewed toward the 70-plus age group, but in the past week or so there have been a number of patients younger than 50.”I don’t think they understand the severity of this disease,” the doctor said of the younger patients.”Two weeks ago, life was completely different.”Increasing capacityPublic health experts, including US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, have warned the US could “become Italy,” where doctors in hospitals filled with Covid-19 patients have been forced to ration care and choose who gets a ventilator.But the US may already be seeing the beginnings


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