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Walkie-talkies are helping families speak to COVID-infected loved ones

14 Jul 2020

Two doctors have turned to walkie-talkies originally designed for children to address a heartbreaking reality in the ICU: families aren’t allowed to visit.

At 7 p.m. on a Saturday in April, Marc Schiffman, still in hospital scrubs, was standing in line to pay for a few children’s walkie-talkie sets at a Target in Harlem. Customers around the store began to clap in honor of healthcare workers, a new custom of the COVID-19 era. Customers approached Schiffman to thank him for his service and ushered him to the front of the checkout line.


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