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When This War Is Over, Many of Us Will Leave Medicine

One ER physician recounts the stress of constant intubations and PPE shortages

Photo: Boston Globe/Getty Images

I couldn’t see. My face shield was blurred by a streaky haze. I tilted my neck back and forth in an effort to peer beyond it, beneath it, through it, whatever might work. Was it condensation? I started to raise my hands to my face to wipe it…

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Michele Harper

Michele Harper

An emergency room physician for more than a decade and author of the upcoming memoir, The Beauty in Breaking. For more information visit: micheleharper.com