A 28-year-old doctor who died fighting COVID-19 had been wearing the same mask at the Houston hospital where she worked for “weeks if not months” when she became infected with the illness, her family said.
Dr. Adeline Fagan, who was from Syracuse, started experiencing symptoms while doing a rotation in July treating coronavirus patients at HCA Houston Healthcare West, the Guardian reported.
It’s unclear how she became infected, but her family believes that her alleged lack of proper PPE likely played a role.
“Adeline had an N95 mask and had her name written on it,” her sister, Maureen Fagan, told the outlet.
“Adeline wore the same N95 for weeks and weeks, if not months and months.”