San Mateo County Nurses Sit Bedside as COVID Comforters

The recent surge of COVID-19 infections hit the Peninsula harder than when the pandemic first reached the region last March, leaving many nurses sitting bedside as infected patients die without their families nearby.

“This has been, in my 25-year-career, the most devastating way to see someone leave this Earth,” said Rachel Daly, a respiratory therapist and clinical services manager with San Mateo Medical Center. (