Isolation is the cornerstone of social distancing, but it's also the worst thing that can happen to a person in addiction trying to stay clean. Pathways to Recovery, a treatment program in Port Richmond, is sending peer therapists to check on their patients to try to prevent relapse.
Clinicians at the college of nursing say they will spend 20 years analyzing the long-term mental, physical and social effects of being health care provider, first-responder or other essential worker during the coronavirus pandemic.
When Joe and Angelina McCreary brought their newborn son to the King of Prussia office of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on March 2, they had no idea the doctor had just returned from traveling overseas. Soon, they had the coronavirus — and so did their friends and family.
Her phone is ringing off the hook, and her inbox is swamped with agencies offering to give her a crash-course in ICU nursing and fly her to “the front lines.” She feels it’s the right thing to do. But the 39-year-old from Delco also doesn’t want to leave or risk infecting her kids.