In Miami, hospitals aren't only medical facilities bracing for COVID-19. So is the morgue

MIAMI — As the coronavirus threatens to overwhelm Florida’s medical system for the living, the outbreak could also affect the doctors who deal in death.The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office may not wind up doing many autopsies on the inevitable COVID-19 deaths, but it nevertheless plays a vital role, issuing death certificates for those who succumb to diseases threatening the public’s health.So forensic pathologists must work closely with doctors at hospitals, all while trying to stay healthy themselves to still be able to conduct autopsies on people who die in other ways — such as car acci...


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