Anaheim firefighter battling COVID-19 sends stern warning to those considering New Year’s Eve parties: ‘You’re playing Russian Roulette’

Joe Aldecoa isn’t used to getting emergency medical services, he’s the one who gives them. He’s a paramedic with the Anaheim Fire Department. … By June he was in intensive care at UCI Medical Center with a fever of 105, coughing up blood. “He would wake up catching his breath because felt like couldn’t get enough air in his lungs,” said Fawn Amonpant, a UCI nurse. Amonpant treated the 20-year veteran, watching him slowly recover with all the anxiety she sees in many of her patients.