Thinking Is Clouded By Fear, But Friendship May Clear It.

A physician is seen outside at Elmhurst Hospital Center in New York City. Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images

Healthcare workers in the U.S. are trained to practice great medicine, and to do it with the best equipment. They are also trained never to put themselves at risk. Never.

But during COVID-19, they are facing something new. The critical shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) that is forcing doctors and nurses to face personal life threat. And that fear has a…