Bryan Zabala and his wife Jennifer Cubero are among New York City’s unsung heroes in the battle against 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Zabala is a respiratory therapist at NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn and is working 50 to 65 hours a week to provide respiratory care for people with COVID-19. Cubero has the same job at another hospital, and is eight months pregnant.
“We both work in the hospital, we both work in a high-risk situation where we could get infected, we go to long lengths just to not bring this home, that way we don’t get our kids infected. We don’t get our mothers infected,” Zabala tells the New York Post.
Zabala, who was praised as a hero by the New York Post, continues to work long hours in the fight against the pandemic, even as some of his colleagues have contracted the disease. “We are the ones who are dealing with all these COVID patients, and unfortunately, we are at a high risk of getting infected, so a couple of us have gotten infected,” he says.
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