Has the Emergency Department Ever Been More Boring — or Terrifying?

After an exhaustingly long day, a group of us were still discussing “fomites,” objects that can carry contagious particles. Dr. Anil Shukla, chair of emergency medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, Massachusetts, had just laid out for us when, where and how he planned to take off his scrubs after a shift, and where in the garage and for how long he would quarantine said scrubs, prior to washing.

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Born in DC, studied at UNC-Chapel Hill, now living in Massachusetts. ER physician, EMS medical director, recovering journalist & Russia-watcher.

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