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He’s preparing the ER for a surge of COVID-19 patients. There’s nowhere else he’d rather be.

03/24/20 - BOSTON, MA. - Abhishek Mogili, emergency department technician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, poses for a portrait at the hospital where he works with COVID-19 patients on March 24, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo by Adam Glanzman for Northeastern University

Every night at 8 p.m., as many of us are winding down for the evening, Abhishek Mogili pulls a mask over his face and wriggles his hands into purple nitrile gloves. He’s ready to begin another 12-and-a-half-hour shift as part of his co-op in the emergency department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

The surge in COVID-19 patients that everyone knows is coming hasn’t happened yet, but the days are still long, and sometimes relentless. Mogili, a third-year biology and political science student at Northeastern, works as a department technician alongside the hospital’s doctors and nurses, doing whatever he can to lighten their load.

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