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Coronavirus in Texas

Nine months on the pandemic’s front line have crushed Texas health care workers’ spirits and killed their colleagues

The virus has claimed the lives of more than 1,000 U.S. health care workers; others could face lasting mental scars. It’s “the time when we’re needed most,” one doctor said, “and we’re burned out.”

Amy Jones-Fitz holds a portrait of Dr. Juan Fitz at their home in Wolfforth on Dec. 1, 2020.
December 1, 2018 Covenant Health Systems Centennial Ball celebrating 100 years.

“You see people dying every day”

Medical doctor Sandra Petersen wearing some of her personal protective equipment before seeing COVID-19 patients inside The …

Experts worry about the pandemic's long-term toll

Medical doctor Sandra Petersen wearing a face shield and mask grabs her work bag with her medical tools before seeing COVID-…

“Daddy’s not there”

Dr. Juan Fitz swims with his son Aiden in 2016.
Halloween: October 31, 2016 “The Blues Brothers."
March 14, 2018 headed to Santa Fe, NM for 1st (and only) family ski trip.

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