Buffy Riley, right, and one of the nurses she works with treating patients hospitalized with COVID-19 at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in New York wear masks made by Eau Claire resident Deb Peterson and sent to Riley. Nurses at many New York hospitals said they lack enough masks and other personal protective equipment. (Photo by Buffy Riley)
‘The Death Feels Like It Will Go on Forever’

Part 4: Wisconsin nurse treating coronavirus patients in New York describes an Easter of multiple deaths, despair, and doubts.

Elizabeth “Buffy” Riley prepares Thursday to work another day at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center in New York, where she is spending three weeks as a nurse to patients hospitalized because of COVID-19. The 12-hour shifts daily fatigue the 62-year-old Riley, but she said she continues to tend to critically ill patients there “because it’s the right thing to do.” (Photo by Buffy Riley)
Wisconsin Nurse Describes the Coronavirus Horror in New York City: ‘You’re Never Ready for Them to Die’

Buffy Riley experiences the harsh realities at the current center of the outbreak