EMTs in Boston detail life on the COVID-19 front lines: ‘We’re drained’

With Boston in the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic, first responders in Boston, working around the clock and fanning out through the city to aid residents, said that everyone appeared to be “at a higher stress level.”

EMTs Marianne Muniz and Amalia Borges said that residents were afraid and that EMS workers faced the mental stress of trying to calm patients down and assure them that they were going to be taken care of and going to be safe.ADVERTISEMENT

“A lot of people just don’t want to get sick,” Muniz told ABC News Tuesday. “They see the high number of cases and it definitely causes an internal panic with them.”