Paramedics in New York: I don’t know if any of us will be the same

NOTE: This post is sent without the speaker’s text. O-TON ANTHONY ALMOJERA, a paramedic IN NEW YORK CITY: “you have to remember that we still have all of the other calls. People who have heart attacks and strokes and falling down the stairs, and all of these other things. So it is a real challenge. I mean, yesterday I worked 16 hours and thirteen Heart had downtime. That’s a lot of death. Most of us are pretty good at dealing with death, … you know, that is the nature of the job. We can handle this, but something like that (16 Dead), there are not for anyone.” O-TON ANTHONY ALMOJERA, a paramedic IN NEW YORK CITY: “Usually, we can come closer to the people, you know, … I can put my Hand on the shoulder or comfort her. Or the Doctors and paramedics do that, you know, … you comfort to the suffering, if we can’t save someone. But during this pandemic, we must keep our distances. To be O-SOUND ANTHONY ALMOJERA, a paramedic IN NEW YORK CITY: “A paramedic, requires – I don’t know where it is stored, but somewhere in there, the empathy-Reservoir that we can tap into, so that we can be there for people in there. But it (the crisis) begins this Reservoir to empty.” O-TON ANTHONY ALMOJERA, a paramedic IN NEW YORK CITY: “I don’t know if any of us will be the same. And this is something we have to deal with then. This is were Doctors and paramedics who have witnessed everything first Hand… and at the forefront of a lot of trauma trigger.”