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“I ask this so I can see my family.”

Ambulances lined up next to a hospital.
By Karla Chamorro

San José
Costa Rica

I am a medical doctor working in an emergency room in San José, Costa Rica. I hear people clap on Fridays and call us heroes, but what I really want from them is that they remain indoors. I ask this so I can see my family, which I have not seen in over a month. They complain of being at home, and I have a duty to go out and expose myself to the consequence of them leaving their houses. The virus may be invisible in the streets, but the image of happiness is very visible to me: my family.

Provider standing in Emergency Department

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