Texas Doctor Now Treating COVID-19 Patients for 271 Days Straight Awaits Vaccine

December 15, 2020

Many frontline workers are still waiting to receive the vaccine, including Dr. Joseph Varon, who was photographed comforting a patient in an image that was seen by millions. Varon has worked 271 consecutive days at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas since the pandemic began. His hospital is considered small, and while a batch of the vaccine arrived in the city Tuesday, larger hospitals are first in line to receive it.

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