Janet Levy WRITES: – “Patients were alone in the rooms on ventilators [with] no family allowed in [to advocate for them]. People were just dying from gross negligence, medical malpractice, [and] mismanagement.”

“For me, that was really difficult to swallow. Everything made sense to me at that moment of why there were so many deaths in New York,” she said.

Olzewski said that she saw disregard for basic safety protocols, misuse of personal protective equipment (PPE), and that patients were categorized as COVID-positive despite repeated negative tests.