Tuesday 12 May: 9pm on BBC Two
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Stanley, aged 73, has been in Barnet Hospital for three weeks with COVID-19 symptoms.
Consultant physician David Levy is looking after him and is concerned that he is on the maximum oxygen that can be given on the ward but making little progress. Stanley’s wife Sonia is at home, facing her first Passover alone after 48 years of marriage.
Desperate to find medication to treat the virus, infectious diseases consultant Sanjay Bhagani starts a trial of an anti-viral drug that was used in the treatment of Ebola, commenting “this is the most severe experience I’ve ever had in the NHS…this is a once in a lifetime”.