COVID-19 ICU doctor praises social distancing in East Tennessee

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The success of social distancing efforts across East Tennessee is playing out in local intensive care units, with fewer coronavirus patients than early models first predicted.

“We’re halfway through the marathon and if we can go another month of this social distancing, I think then we are bringing it home and it’s just the last two miles to finish up then,” said pulmonologist Dr. Jesse Doers, who is among the doctors and nurses in Knoxville caring for people with COVID-19.

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