One of the irritating hazards of working in the ER is regularly getting upper respiratory infections – I seem to be good for about six months between bouts. There’s just doesn’t seem to be any way around it. I feel like my immune system can crush most pathogens but there is a limit.
So here I am, wearing a mask in triage, trying to not infect anyone else.
At least it’s not cancer.
P. S. – I can say that because I had cancer.