Doctor comforting elderly patient in heartbreaking photo speaks out

Doctor comforting elderly patient in heartbreaking photo speaks out 1


CNN's John Berman speaks with Dr. Joseph Varon, chief of staff at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, about a heartbreaking photo that captures him consoling an elderly patient on Thanksgiving. #CNN #News

78 Comments on "Doctor comforting elderly patient in heartbreaking photo speaks out"

  1. we should have our jails overflowing with politicians who continue to ignore the community well being.

  2. We have the power to keep this from getting worse. But it requires a team effort!

    • Give it up for Jackson Heights own, Mr. Randy Watson | November 30, 2020 at 7:41 PM | Reply

      A few bad applies spoil the whole bunch.

    • One of the biggest problems that we have with building up team effort and cohesiveness is that every time there is a video on YT or the subject of COVID is brought up in any social media platform the post is flooded with foreign trolls (as long with some Americans) that pose as Americans and say or do whatever they can to sow division, distrust of the media, and to make the virus seem less dangerous than it is. Their goal is to weaponize our addiction to social media and weaken America as much as possible. Just search any video on COVID and see for yourself, it’s blatantly obvious.

    • @Todd Morningstar , Pretty soon, that chain you need, depend on, will be a few “Links” short.

    • Give it up for Jackson Heights own, Mr. Randy Watson | November 30, 2020 at 8:18 PM | Reply

      @H-town281 A You’re 100% right. They’ve done a great job of destroying our country with this as well. Sad.

  3. heartbreaking indeed….all these people dying a lonely death is just beyond comprehension…yet still millions believe Covid to be nothing more than a flu…horrible!!!

  4. Empathy to have the ability to feel and understand what someone else going through, this man have a heart.

  5. Doctor, you have the heart of an angel. The world needs more people like you.

  6. Bless you, Doctor, for being human & showing us what’s going on in your hospital.

    • Kathleen Martin | November 30, 2020 at 8:32 PM | Reply

      @A M Of course we care.. This gets the attention as to a large degree it can be prevented.. These people are Real Human Beings NOT just statistics and numbers.. Try to envision how the Medical Professionals are feeling.. They are in Medicine to save lives and with this Virus they are overwhelmed and disheartened by the sheer Volume of Patients they see coming in, and by how many leave in Body Bags.

    • @A M
      I don’t know if people are not permitted to visit cancer patients.
      I would need someone who knows to speak truth to that.
      But I do KNOW my family couldn’t visit my brother back in April because of his contamination of having the coronavirus.
      I can understand that at various times, cancer patients are extremely weak and medically vulnerable and perhaps aren’t permitted to have visitors for a designated period of time.
      For most of the severe covid patients though, there is absolutely no visiting.
      My brother died all alone. Oh my gosh, saying that tears my heart out because he was all alone. We were not permitted to be there. The risk then were too high.
      That experience however does NOT minimize or trivialize the patients who are currently suffering from a traumatic illness and are in the hospital or hospice.
      Compassion and empathy are what’s needed here, not denial of families suffering.

    • @A M Of course people care about cancer. What kind of silly question is this?

    • Sugar Xyler the foot model | November 30, 2020 at 9:56 PM | Reply

      @Students International 😑 this isn’t about your channel ! Begone !

  7. This doctor deserves every good thing that comes to him.

  8. Hunglike Jesus | November 30, 2020 at 3:24 PM | Reply

    And people WILL NOT PUT ON A MASK. It’s their right not to wear one. The selfishness is staggering.

  9. Lucy Ng - KeyEvents&Weddings | November 30, 2020 at 3:27 PM | Reply

    My heart goes out to all the doctors and nurses and these patients. God bless u all. Let’s share this.

  10. αŽ·α—αα–α’α—ααŽ§α‰α‹αααŽ₯αŽΆα‚α– | November 30, 2020 at 3:32 PM | Reply

    Bless this Doctor and all these workers. Angels over them all and those who are sick. May that older gentleman see his wife very soon. πŸ₯°

  11. The look on that doctor’s face says it all. I hope he finds peace

    • Janet Pattison | November 30, 2020 at 4:48 PM | Reply

      I hope he gets a day or two off.

    • I was thinking the same thing. The Doctor looks so tired, so beaten down and so sad. He has worked for 256 days without a break, and the sitting president of our country is demonizing Doctors and Healthcare professionals.

  12. what’s so sad is we have a president that cared more for his political career over the lives of his supporters and the average person he swore to protectπŸ₯ΊπŸ˜’πŸ˜‘

    • The republicans are killing Americans.

    • just me11 The protesters were spreading covid for 5 months, partying in the streets traveling all over the country holding events. Can you just admit you don’t care at all about what spread covid and just hate Republicans?

    • @Rim Wilson lmao both Republicans and democrats did their thing

    • DarthVaderReviews | November 30, 2020 at 8:53 PM | Reply

      @Rim Wilson As a politically left person I will say yes, that the protests weren’t good from the perspective of the pandemic.

      However, please appreciate the context. Those protestors watched a man get slowly executed over the course of 8 minutes and 49 seconds *on video by a cop supposed to uphold the law, with several of his colleagues aiding his act of murder by preventing civillians from reaching him, while they were screaming this man was obviously no longer resisting, was already in handcuffs and was clearly struggling to breathe, **_and that cop got to walk back and sleep in his own bed the following night like nothing happened._*

      And then, the US President’s response to accusations that this indicated a problem with the police was _”let’s use police to stamp these people out. we need to dominate the streets. speaking of which, I need to take a photo in front of the nearby church, I’d like to walk, and there’s some people using their First Amendment rights in the way. do we have any tear gas on standby?”_

      At what point do we start considering *maybe* the protestors might’ve had a point in thinking taking these actions lying down was a greater risk than the potential virus spread caused by their protests?

  13. It’s a mask, not some medieval torture device. Just wear it, or stop talking and shouting and breathing in public.

    • @Cill Triplett I was simply saying ”THAT’S THEIR REASONING, WAY OF THINKING AND MIND FRAME”‘ I’m a Healthcare Worker, I’m on the FRONT LINE Daily. I’ve seen patients with Covid with zero symptoms, with moderate symptoms, with life threatening symptoms and who sadly passed away alone without family or loved ones. looking at them struggling to breath and the only thing you can do is treat symptoms and PRAY, then go away and cry, sometimes not even making it out of the room before the tears begin to fall. too many times to count. I have to get undressed outside and go immediately to the shower, I’ve had to quarantine away from my husband and children, 4 times because I was symptomatic. I’ve watched co-worker after co-worker fall ill with 2 having to retire because of the damage it wreck on their health. I Have not seen or hugged my elderly parents, since MARCH and they stay less than 15 miles from me. This is our day to day…I never said they have a right to endanger other people……..I am a firm believer in Mask, Hand Washing and Sanitizer….

    • @Virginia O’Flaherty You rite.

    • @Adam Parisi ummmm is it the same number as your I.Q.?

    • @Virginia O’Flaherty you’re welcome sandwich maker

  14. God bless for this doctor. The patient is getting better. That’s good news. Hope he can see his wife soon.

  15. House Of Shane | November 30, 2020 at 3:46 PM | Reply

    It is really a great thing to see human compassion these days but a travesty to see the utter selfishness of others who cant put on mask…really?

    • Resist Despots | November 30, 2020 at 6:58 PM | Reply

      Are you ok with Alan Dershowitz (a lawyer for Epstein) say that we *don’t have a right* to resist being vaccinated? What else do not have a right to resist? Do you support forced vaccinations? That is what’s next after these stupid masks. It’ll be voluntary at first (probably) but then it will be forced; just like they did for the masks.

    • @Resist Despots God bless you, you really need help, please open your eyes & heart to Truth & stop believing lies! ✌️

    • DarthVaderReviews | November 30, 2020 at 8:45 PM | Reply

      @Resist Despots First, Dershowitz is speaking as a legal professional, and frankly he’s right. Regardless of one’s opinion on what should be the case, mandatory vaccination policies have been upheld by US law in past cases.

      Aside from that, the reason why this is the case is because:

      -Courts have yet to hear a compelling, reasonable argument as to why an individual would refuse vaccination

      -Vaccination works in favor of the interest of public health and safety

      Those two facts are plenty to justify why mandatory vaccination laws are upheld in the USA.

      Also, the masks you call “stupid” could’ve dramatically slowed the virus’ spread and saved tens if not hundreds of thousands of lives, if a certain contingent of whiny crybabies had just f**king worn them for a couple of weeks when this pandemic first hit USA shores.

  16. Thank you to everyone that wears a properly fitted mask in public.

    • @Tanya Degurechaff at a BLM rally people Wear masks and at a Trump rally they don’t but the people that support him suffer the consequences more than 700 people who went to Trump rallies died and they didn’t wear a mask Herman Cain literally died from a Trump rally and you don’t talk about that smh

    • I have an 19 month old puppy. For the last two weeks, I’ve been walking him around the neighborhood lake every day. I wear a mask even when I walk him. I feel that some of the other dogs (with their owners) that pass by us are used to seeing people in masks just like my pup is used to when he sees others. Also, I feel that some dogs are used to seeing people wearing masks even if I walk in my neighborhood w/o my do with me.

    • @Tanya Degurechaff I based my assumptions on your affirmations – which are simply not supported by the facts. I’ll use small words: BLM protesters are not rioters. You are also contradicting yourself – you saw masks, but you don’t watch television – you just read these things called “facts”… Well, read this: “I am the emperor of Japan” – good luck on making your own conclusions based on this “fact”.

    • @Tanya Degurechaff So I’m uneducated because I don’t believe the fairy tales that you believe ? How about… I believe the facts given to us by the real scientific community & medial professionals (& not on fox news), men & women who have spent their entire lives trying to save people & prevent further spread of a disease that could have been slowed down if it weren’t for the ignorant, entitled, selfish bunch of imbeciles who refuse to wear masks because it infringes on their so-called rights. Please, give me a break. Your ignorance hurts my head.

  17. A Doctor working 256 days straight, and our president wondering why he LOST!!! Wear a mask everyone!

  18. If that photo doesn’t touch you, then you need to look deep inside yourself.

  19. Crystal Phillips | November 30, 2020 at 4:27 PM | Reply

    Bless this doctor and all doctors and nurses caring for everyone everywhere.

  20. This current administration should all be investigated and jailed for their cruelty.

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    • @Pamela Brown sorry girl, but I don’t understand trump jibberish, LOL !!!

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