Tragic emergency doctor killed herself because she felt unable to “help enough” with coronavirus patients and the disease “changed her brain” – The Sun

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An emergency room doctor who tragically committed suicide because she felt unable to “help enough” coronavirus patients had their brains altered by the virus, her family said.

Lorna Breen, 49, medical director of the New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital in Manhattan, died in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she had stayed with her family – after contracting the virus herself.

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Lorna Breen, 49, tragically committed suicideCredit: Chris Leary Photography

In an interview with Today, due out on Thursday, Breen’s sister and brother-in-law Jennifer and Corey Feist spoke to the doctor about the coronavirus pandemic.

After being asked if she believed her sister’s death was the result of coronavirus disease or front-line work, Jennifer said, “I know in my heart that it was the of them.

“She had COVID. And I think it altered his brain. Then she returned in the most horrible and unimaginable conditions.

“And for someone whose vocation is to help people, and she just couldn’t help enough people.

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Jennifer and Corey Feist shared their thoughts on the death of their sisterCredit: Today

“And the combination was simply untenable. “

Jennifer said she told her sister to rest from work before she died.

She said, “I kept telling my sister, you know,‘ You can’t – if you can’t function, you can’t help anyone.

“You must sleep. You must rest. ‘And she just didn’t want to give up.

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Lorna was the medical director of the New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital in ManhattanCredit: NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital

“She would not give up. She wouldn’t let him break it, which, of course, did. “

The superior doc stayed with her parents in Virginia after contracting COVID-19.

She had tried to return to work at the Manhattan Hospital after just under two weeks of recovery, but was fired.

The coronavirus devastated the United States, having killed at least 58355 Americans.

The country currently has a total of 1,012,583 confirmed cases.

However, 115,936 have recovered from the disease.

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