My 34-year-old son and daughter-in-law are both doctors in Maine: one in family medicine and the other an ER doctor.

On a Zoom birthday call today with my son, I was shocked to learn they continue to have limited or makeshift personal protective equipment. My daughter-in-law uses the same face mask for her 10- to 12-hour shift. My son will staff a testing tent dressed in a painter’s protective overgarments, and veterinary gloves.

And we care about our health care workers? Where is the leadership to protect the ones I love (and all of their colleagues)?

Hugh Riddleberger


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