As we wait for the joy to return to medicine

We liked science and wanted to help people.

“I’ll help people,” we said, “I’ll be a doctor. I’ll do no harm and try my best.”

We studied and studied and were terrified on our first months on the wards.

Finally, we made it. We passed through medical school and residency.

So early into the excitement of our careers, the virus has come, and we are scared.

Everyone else is staying home and sheltering in place, …

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