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Australian doctors, nurses and aged care workers tell us how they’re dealing with COVID-19 – ABC News

Over the past six weeks, the ABC asked healthcare workers to write in and tell us their experiences on the front line treating coronavirus. We received nearly 2…



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Half an hour into a 12-hour shift, elastic starts to cut into the skin behind Jack’s* ears.
The mask straps have to be tight, but he wears glasses too, so it doesn’t take long for the pressure to become pain.
His glasses sit on top of the mask straps. Then a face shield sits on top of that. He’s also wearing a hat, a plastic gown and gloves.
“Your whole body is sweating and wet. Your facial bones all hurt,” Jack says.
“After half an hour, you feel so tired.”
But there are 11.5 hours to…

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