This is what a 16-hour hospital shift is like for me while Omicron rages

This First Person article is the experience of Laura Sang, a resident physician at a hospital in Montreal. For more information about CBC’s First Person stories, please see the FAQ.

As I rummage through the boxes of N95 masks, I finally find the one in my size. It’s the last one.

I gingerly remove it and throw away the box. I hope when I must change it in a few hours, I’ll be able to find another one on a different floor. That familiar sharp, synthetic odour penetrates my senses as I adjust the mask to seal tightly around my nose, trying to avoid applying excessive pressure to the tender

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