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Flattened by the Curve

America’s healthcare workers are shouldering tremendous responsibility as they respond to an unprecedented public health crisis. Patients’ needs are overwhelming, and simple daily decisions are death-defying. Amid this, we know that medical workers are seeing and experiencing things that we all should know and remember. And we know that if we wait until this catastrophe is behind us to record it all, the precise pain and strangeness of now will be hard to conjure up again. Afterward it will look different, so we’re giving a platform for healthcare professionals to speak here and now.

If you are a healthcare worker, and you’d like to take part, please see the submission guidelines.