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Scripps ER Physician ‘Humbled’ By Younger COVID-19 Patients in ICU

Dr. Shawn Evans featured in Washington Post coverage

Microscopic picture of the new novel coronavirus.

Dr. Shawn Evans featured in Washington Post coverage

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla emergency medicine specialist Shawn Evans, M.D., recently told the Washington Post that he has been “humbled” by the surprising number of younger COVID-19 patients that he has seen in the hospital’s ICU beds.


Comments by Evans were featured in an article and podcast episode looking at the toll the pandemic has taken on people far younger than the elderly who have long been considered at highest risk of poor medical outcomes.


Read the Washington Post article: Hundreds of Young Americans Have Now Been Killed by the Coronavirus, Data Shows


Listen to the Post Reports podcast: The Coronavirus is Killing Americans Under Age 50

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