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A Shift on the Front Line

Published time: 04 June 2020

Authors: Silvia Castelletti

Keywords: Viral Infections, Global Health


I have just finished the night shift on the Covid-19 ward. I look at myself in the mirror: I have a C on my nose from the FFP2 (N95) mask I wear all the time, deep marks on my face left by the elastic bands; my eyes look tired, my hair is damp with sweat. I am not a doctor and a woman any longer — now I am just a doctor, a soldier in the war against the virus.

A Shift on the Front Line



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