The Texas doctor captured on film cradling a distraught Covid-19 patient on Thanksgiving has spoken of the sad isolation of his elderly patients and pleaded with people to “do the basic things” to avoid infection and stay out of hospital.

Today is Dr. Joseph Varon’s 251st straight day of working at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston.
He expects an influx of patients after Thanksgiving. “If we don’t do things right, America is going to see the darkest days in modern American medical history,” he says.
— New Day (@NewDay) November 25, 2020