Love Letter: Countless ‘Goodbyes’ From the Front Lines

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For health care workers, emergency workers and medical professionals battling the new coronavirus pandemic at close range, the threat of infection is very real. As these men and women risk their lives to fight this novel outbreak, many are forced to separate from their loved ones for the unforeseeable future. In this week’s Modern Love essay, James Kuo, a hospitalist physician in Kirkland, Wash., recalls his last moments with his wife and two sons, where saying “I love you” before leaving for work felt more like “goodbye.”

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