love in the time of covid
thoughts on the covid-19 pandemic from a public health trained physician
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Dofficer J had kind eyes. He smiled as I let out a deep breath; I was about to enter the room of the first patient I cared for with COVID-19. I felt like I did when stepping into the batter’s box in a big softball game long ago: With an increased sense of awareness, IContinue reading “dofficer j”
I had vacation scheduled for this week. I’ve been at home, doing chores and enjoying being in the presence of my thriving house plants. While trying not to spend too much energy on COVID-19 while not at work, the physical distance from the hospital has provided me room to think about it differently. I loveContinue reading “the uncounted deaths of covid”
This weekend, our first medical resident tested positive for SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Most importantly, they’re doing ok. They stayed home since the first hint of symptoms, are now asymptomatic, and will return to work later this week per our employee health guidelines. Despite this, the news was jarring. It’s impossible to knowContinue reading “protecting providers' health and wellness”
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