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‘Resilience In the Medical Community’

By Maggie Williams

UGA Undergraduate Student

"This is a portion of an interview with my mom, a pediatrician in private practice, as her practice stares down the barrel of the coronavirus pandemic. She discusses the ongoing challenge to obtain personal protective equipment (as many private practices not associated with hospitals, hers included, cannot even obtain masks or gloves), as well as how they determined who had the highest risk of serious infection and whose deaths would be most detrimental to the continuation of their families. In this terrifying time for the nation and the world, it is truly incredible to see how calmly people who have what is not otherwise considered a terribly high-risk job adapt in the face of a very dangerous medical crisis, yet they continue to do everything possible to serve all members of the community."