A Brazil respiratory therapist becomes a patient2020|02:04
Ana Carolina Xavier, a young 33-year-old respiratory physiotherapist in Rio de Janeiro, is sounding the alarm on the coronavirus. After having helped rehabilitate so many who suffered from COVID-19, she herself became a patient in June. She had been treating as many as six coronavirus patients a day to slowly recover lung capacity when one day, she felt her heart pounding, head throbbing and lungs struggling to expand. She says the disease, which still has many unknowns, is unlike any condition she's treated.