Rising from sick beds, COVID medics head back to front lines

Tell-tale symptoms — fever, cough, intense fatigue, difficulty breathing — floored Gouel in March.

“It was very tough for three, four days,” she told The Associated Press.

But as soon as she felt well enough, she plunged straight back to work at her Paris hospital that treated Europe’s first fatal case.

“It was quite frustrating being at home and seeing how badly the hospitals needed help,” the 38-year-old said.

“We were trained for this,” she added. “The world needs us.”

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