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This Isn’t Like the Flu

COVID-19 has been a life-altering experience. No amount of schooling or training could have prepared us for the psychological toll of this pandemic. A few days ago, I cried so much for a loved one fighting for his life that I began to question how much fluid our tear ducts can make. We each cope with the trauma in our own way. My own attending physician and a recently minted 23-year-old emergency medical technician both reached their emotional breaking points and tragically took their own lives.

– From “I am an ER Doctor in NYC,” by Vineet Kumar Sharma, a third-year emergency medicine resident at New York-Presbyterian Hospital