Doctor who put off retirement to treat COVID-19 patients dies of disease

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A 62-year-old New York doctor who worked for almost 40 years has died of coronavirus after treating patients with the virus

The doctor identified as James Mahoney delayed his retirement to help patients but got infected in the line of duty

He was said to have worked tirelessly treating patients till he contracted the deadly disease

James Mahoney, a New York doctor who delayed his retirement to help lead his hospital’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, has died after contracting the deadly disease.

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According to Fox News, the 62-year-old worked as a pulmonary and critical care physician at University Hospital of Brooklyn during the day and Kings County Hospital Center at night,

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His family and colleagues pleaded with him to retire as they were concerned that his age could put him at a higher risk for severe illness, but the physician refused as he could not watch and do nothing.

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Purna Atluri, a gastroenterologist who worked with Mahoney for more than two decades, said: “He was handling patients and codes [patients needing intensive intervention] every five to 10 minutes.

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