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In The Covid-19 Death of a Hospital Food Worker, a Microcosm of The Pandemic-STAT, 6/30

The hospital’s first employee to die of Covid-19 was a kitchen worker named Marie Deus. She was 65, and a longtime germophobe. Years before the pandemic, years before the new coronavirus was known to exist, she always kept a stash of masks and Purell in her bag. She was never without paper towels, to shield her hands from whatever unseen dangers lurked on doorknobs, on handholds in the bus. STAT, 06/30/2020

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