Gay ICU chief dies of coronavirus
David Hart, Costa’s husband of 28 years, said the doctor was a scientist who “lived through his brain” and loved his job more than anything in the world. As he lay dying, about 20 colleagues held a vigil and placed their blue-gloved hands on him. Hart said he placed his cheek next to Costa’s and held his husband in his arms until he died around 4:45 a.m.
Hart said his husband was the bravest man he ever knew.
“I get so angry when I see people not wearing masks,” Hart said. “It makes me want to take a bar of soap and write on my car’s rearview window that ‘My husband who saved so many lives died of COVID-19. Wear a mask!’”
|by Anonymous||reply 26||08/01/2020|
His lazy eye died years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||07/27/2020|
Let every needless death of COVID-19 be another nail in the coffin of Trump's campaign. We must do that in their memory.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||07/27/2020|
Maybe I'm having a rough day, but this made me tear up.
Bless him and his poor husband.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||07/27/2020|
Amen, R3. My condolences to his spouse and the rest of his family. He sounds like a well respected man who helped so many others, sacrificially. The imaging of his colleagues’ blue gloves on him as he left this world did me in. May he Rest In Peace.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||07/27/2020|
He wouldn't have lost a husband if I'd have had MY way.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||07/27/2020|
This makes me very sad, I’m sorry for him and his husband.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/27/2020|
R2 you’re an asshole. Isn’t there a joke thread you could post on
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/27/2020|
What a tragic end to a life well lived. RIP dear Joe.
And yes, R2 is a major asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/27/2020|
I read a couple of stories about him today. He seems to have been a great and beloved guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/27/2020|
[quote][R2] is a major asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/27/2020|
Also I don’t think it’s a lazy eye (where one looks a different direction.) One eye is just dominant (same with almost everyone) and the dominant eye’s eyelids are opened wider in the pic.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/27/2020|
You can have his left-over corona viruses.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||07/27/2020|
Has anyone else notices that when gays get it, they really get sick?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/27/2020|
Where's "What was on his iPod? "
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/28/2020|
He was too busy working and saving lives to listen to an iPod, asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||07/28/2020|
Reading about this beautiful man and how he lived his life makes me feel like a total slacker. I can’t imagine how hard life for the surviving husband will be, but I hope he finds the strength to live on and live well.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||07/28/2020|
So, R18, is "What's on his iPod" only for non-gay men? That was the point of my rhetorical question because you obviously didn't pick that up the first time.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||07/30/2020|
Crushingly sad indeed. I hope his spouse doesn't contract it now. Why isn't media holding up these COVID martyrs on TV each night,? They should; not only to memorialise, but also to motivate the deniers to mask up.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||07/30/2020|
They are, R21. I saw it on at least four different TV news programs. You must not be familiar with the deniers. They don't watch the news, and if they do it's Fox.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||08/01/2020|
He seemed to be a wonderful man. So very sad. It’s a loss for humanity. My heart goes out to his family.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||08/01/2020|
The blame lies with Republicans/Trump for this. People do not have money for FOOD and RENT. It is not so easy to get a face mask. If it is easy for you, YOU WEAR ONE. Trump/Pence/Republicans are not supplying them to people.
Vote ALL Republicans OUT of office for this.
They are the ones who are KILLING AMERICANS via Corona Virus.
Stay at home orders were working. Social Distancing works. Face Masks add in a layer of protection but you have to be doing the other.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||08/01/2020|
This times 180,000 by the end of August.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||08/01/2020|
This man is a literal angel. And will be for eternity. You should be proud, universe. You created a wonderful human being. May he inspire us all and move on to even greater heights.
Rest in Power, Joseph Costa. I cannot wait to see what awaits you.
May you watch over us and continue your journey-
You are what we should all strive to be.
And bless your husband and friend. He lost someone so special.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||08/01/2020|