‘I Couldn’t Do Anything’: The Virus and an E.R. Doctor’s Suicide

Dr. Lorna Breen was unflappable — until she faced a new enemy.

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How a Virus Triage Tent Became a Serene Oasis for Health Care Workers

A former Covid-19 triage tent outside a Manhattan hospital offers health care workers a chance to de-stress, using music and aromatherapy.

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What One Doctor’s Suicide Taught Us

Physicians are perfectionists who suffer in silence.

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