23 Mar COVID-19: It’s Personal
The doctor in this picture is my little sister, Amy—a Boston family practice physician serving many of the underserved, and a Tufts Medical school professor helping train medical residents for the challenges of providing compassionate care in times of joy and uncertainty. Like so many physicians today, she is fulfilling her life’s mission of service to others—often at risk to her own health, with dwindling protective gear, and, until recently, no COVID-19 tests available to her for her sick patients.
Every night, she strips out of her work clothes and heads for the shower, hoping the day doesn’t come that she has to quarantine from her young daughter, husband, and patients who need her. Realistic that it may. This woman is my hero, but unlike most superheroes, she is human.
For the sake of all medical professionals like her duking it out on the front line, and their families waiting for them to safely back each night, please stay home and practice social distancing as if she were your sister, too. ️