Dr. Jaime Schneider and Dr. David Gross, Opinion contributor Published 7:00 a.m. ET March 27, 2020 CLOSE Dr. Tom Frieden, former head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warns of ‘catastrophic scenes’ in New York. USA TODAYWhat if we are both quarantined or worse, hospitalized? Do we risk exposing our baby girl? Who will take care of her?The novel COVID-19 virus is tearing its way through America. Households are seeking to adjust to the new normal and hospitals are scrambling to restructure their services to meet rising needs. We are one household that is struggling to adapt. As a couple, we are both young medical doctors, currently training in subspecialty fellowships at Boston-based hospitals. As far back as both of us could remember, we always wanted to be physicians. We were drawn to the field because we like helping people. It was as simple as that. We met during our training in New York City as we worked our way through an eight-year program to obtain our M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. As physician scientists, we have made it our professional mission to advance the frontier of medicine through scientific research. We are hardly in the minority, as somewhere in the


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