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A Doctor’s Plea: We Are Reopening Too Soon

On lifting restrictions while still in the trenches

A nurse helps a doctor remove his personal protective equipment at Regional Medical Center on May 21, 2020, in San Jose, California. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The hum from the HEPA filter is so loud, it’s as if she’s on a different planet. She hears nothing. It’s night outside, and the room is completely dark. I turn on a few lights, enter in head-to-toe personal protective equipment, the oversized gown over gloves and boots consuming my small body such that I…

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