The New York Times

3 Hospital Workers Gave Out Masks. Weeks Later, They All Were Dead.

NEW YORK — They did not treat patients, but Wayne Edwards, Derik Braswell and Priscilla Carrow held some of the most vital jobs at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens.As the coronavirus tore through the surrounding neighborhood, their department managed the masks, gloves and other protective gear inside Elmhurst, a public hospital at the center of the city’s outbreak. They ordered the inventory, replenished the stockroom and handed out supplies, keeping a close count as the number of available masks began to dwindle.By April 12, they were all dead.The pandemic has taken an undisputed toll on doctors, nurses and other front-line health care workers. But it has also ravaged