Two young American doctors spend honeymoon fighting coronavirus

Our favorite post: The Muslim Times Recommending Universal BCG Vaccination to Fight the Pandemic

young american doctors

Doctors Kashif Chaudhry and Naila Shereen wear face masks after their wedding in New Windsor, New York, U.S., March 21, 2020 amid an outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Picture taken March 21, 2020.

Source: Swiss Info

By Katharine Houreld

(Reuters) – She’d picked her dress, they’d booked their honeymoon and the wedding was set for the end of March. Then, the coronavirus pandemic hit.

So the two young American doctors, Kashif Chaudhry and Naila Shereen, whose whirlwind courtship spun them between New York City and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, cancelled their big plans.

Two weeks ago, they persuaded the imam at a mosque in Hawthorne, New Jersey, to open up for a quick nikkah marriage contract ceremony. The couple married the following day on Saturday and celebrated with her family at her parents’ house in New Windsor, New York. After the ceremony, Shereen dropped her new husband at the airport 12 hours later.

“We said our goodbyes – we were a bit teary and sad,” he said. “I gave her a red rose.”

Shereen was back at work by Monday.

As an internal medicine chief resident overseeing teams of residents, she rotates through different hospitals in New York, the epicenter of America’s coronavirus outbreak. So far the disease has infected more than one million people and killed over 50,000 worldwide.

Shereen is working long days but says doctors are trying to keep each others’ spirits up by swapping snacks and trading funny videos.

“We all know New York is bad but we know the worst is yet to come,” she said. “I never thought I’d live through a pandemic.”

Chaudhry, a 37-year-old cardiac electrophysiologist, is seeing patients via videoconferencing where he works at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They’ve cancelled all elective operations to try to conserve their protective equipment when the coronavirus tsunami hits. But while his head is in Iowa, his heart is in New York.

“I worry a lot about her,” he said. “But I’m really proud of her.”

Read further

Suggested reading by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times

The Muslim Times has the best collections in the war against Covid 19 as we are collecting from all the established sources

Corona Fear’s Cure: Chanting from the Bible and the Quran

UK coronavirus mass home testing to be made available ‘within days’

Praise be to God for the Miracle of Our Immune System

USA: 15-minute coronavirus test is here

The self isolation for 70 years and older may last up to 4 months

Does the Ordinary Soap Kill Coronavirus?

Islam: China has made eating wild animals illegal after the coronavirus outbreak?

All of humanity are intimate neighbors: Coronavirus proves it once again

Here’s a list of disinfectants you can use against coronavirus

To see the daily new cases and deaths in the top eleven countries go to

When Not Going to Jumma is a Huge Blessing

“We project that roughly 56 percent of our population – 25.5 million people – will be infected with the virus over an eight week period,” Governor Newsom of California wrote on 3/19/2020.

 

3 replies

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.