b'As an immigrant in this wonderful country, we Lorraine Brown, ER nursehave no immediate family to help with child care, hence my nanny was a lifesaver in 2020, Dr.When patients with Sharma said. COVID-19 came to Her workload eased for several months until aher hospital, they second surge occurred in December and we wentoften were scared and into pandemic [mode] again. She again spentalone, said Lorraine more time treating the sickest patients in the Brown, an emergency intensive care unit of the hospital. room (ER) nurseAround that time she was vaccinated againstat Einstein Medical COVID. She was hopeful that most people wouldCenter Philadelphia. choose to vaccinate themselves and their families,Like most hospitals in so that the pandemic can be put behind us. the pandemic, EinsteinDr. Sharma said she found a silver lining in thedidnt allow family or friends to visit COVID patients pandemic. Many medical journals have taken because such visits might spread the virus. Forthe unusual step of making their information freethe patients, being alone was especially hard and available for new scientific knowledge aboutbecause they couldnt even see the faces of the COVID. She can read all the latest research aboutpeople taking care of them. The doctors and the disease. That helps her treat her patients.nurses had to wear masks and protective clothing.Shes grateful for that. To help patients feel less alone, the medical staffBy Samuel Narvaez, Marcus Melton, started pinning pictures of themselves on their and Devon Prophetgowns so patients could see what they looked like, AMY Northwest Healthy Bulldog Ms. Brown said. It was one small change among many that she experienced during the pandemic.We saw a lot more patients than usual, and we had to think very quickly, she said. We used new spaces that we didnt use before. For instance, as the pandemic surged, temporary rooms were 18'