Love Is The Strongest Medicine: Notes from a Cancer Doctor on Connection, Creativity, and Compassion

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Each of Us

Each of Us

My dear friend wasn't feeling 100%.

Like a bad cold.

Just go home right?

Eff that.

That's not enough right now.

She works frontline healthcare.

She was complaining of a sore throat.

No official tests available.

None of this was surprising.

Enter a brilliant researcher.

Learning everything they could about the virus.

Effort.

Difficult work.

Then...

A fingerprick test.

Antibodies to it or not.

Have I been exposed to it in the last 2 months or not?

What did my friend learn that day?

She had not been exposed.

She didn't have the antibodies.

She didn't have COVID-19.

That researcher did what it took to create that moment.

A tiny bit of certainty in a black hole of uncertainty.

I want that.

For each of us.