Behind the Lines of Britain’s COVID War

The government has laid out plans for gradual reopening. But in cramped intensive care wards, teeming with patients and doctors near despair, the battle is unrelenting.

A nurse tries to reassure Haydar Sal, a COVID-19 patient in the Intensive Care Unit at Homerton hospital in East London, Jan. 17, 2021. Photo: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

By Alan Cowell

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