NEW YORK — Help has arrived.
A team of 25 Cleveland Clinic doctors and nurses traveled to New York City on Friday to help the region that has been hit hardest in the nation by the coronavirus pandemic. The group will work at the famed NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and were greeted with a round of applause as they walked in for the first time.
"#NYP is beyond grateful for their expertise and dedication, and will forever be appreciative of their personal sacrifice in this time of need," the hospital wrote on Facebook. "When our teams join forces, we know anything is possible – proof that we are all #InThisTogether. #ClevelandRocks"
With Ohio doing a good job "flattening the curve," the Clinic decided to send some of its best medical professionals to harder hit areas like New York and Michigan to provide much-needed assistance. This crew flew out on planes donated by United Airlines, and will spend up to four weeks in the Big Apple.
Of the more than 700,000 coronavirus cases and 33,000 deaths in the United States, roughly a third have been in New York State.