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The COVID-19 pandemic: a letter from an old nurse

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The COVID-19 pandemic: a letter from an old nurse

Kathleen Leak
5 November 2021

How many of us have jumped instantly out of our comfort zone? Don’t we usually sit and contemplate our next moves; decide if we can do this. Does it fit around my lifestyle? Can I afford to change? After 45 years of nursing, this is exactly what I did! My only worry at the time was am I doing enough to help society? Yes, I am a nurse. I was considered vulnerable as I’m a little plump and I have asthma, but still I had to take this giant leap! Just before lockdown I flew in from Saudi Arabia where people were just beginning to talk about the COVID-19 virus. It was strange flying not knowing who may have the virus and what we should do. The next day we were put into lockdown, this was the start of my journey.

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