As hospital staffers struggle every day to treat COVID-19 patients, many contract the disease themselves.

Rachel Green spoke with a Bronx emergency-room worker who is recovering from COVID-19. He and his St. Barnabas Hospital colleagues, who have lost five comrades to the pandemic, are bracing for the future.

“There is hope…” says Matthew Euzárraga. “But we’re just waiting for that second wave to hit.”