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写真 | 2020年 04月 7日 22:03 JST

Torn between duty and fear, an Italian doctor fights coronavirus

Cecilia Bartalena, 35, rests with her face in her hands as she returns home from a long shift in the emergency ward at the Cisanello Hospital emergency ward in Pisa, Italy, in this picture taken by her husband, musician Lorenzo Marianelli, March 31, 2020. Bartalena, a doctor treating coronavirus victims, lives in terror - torn between the oath she has taken to heal the sick and the fear that she might infect the people she loves.

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Cecilia Bartalena, 35, rests with her face in her hands as she returns home from a long shift in the emergencymore

Cecilia Bartalena, 35, rests with her face in her hands as she returns home from a long shift in the emergency ward at the Cisanello Hospital emergency ward in Pisa, Italy, in this picture taken by her husband, musician Lorenzo Marianelli, March 31, 2020. Bartalena, a doctor treating coronavirus victims, lives in terror - torn between the oath she has taken to heal the sick and the fear that she might infect the people she loves. Lorenzo Marianelli via REUTERS
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A protective mask hangs from a toy castle on a shelf at Cecilia Bartalena's home in Pisa. Bartalena doesn't feel like a hero - although she appreciates why Italians have put her and her colleagues on that pedestal - and she is not afraid to say that she is, well, afraid. 

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A protective mask hangs from a toy castle on a shelf at Cecilia Bartalena's home in Pisa. Bartalena doesn't femore

A protective mask hangs from a toy castle on a shelf at Cecilia Bartalena's home in Pisa. Bartalena doesn't feel like a hero - although she appreciates why Italians have put her and her colleagues on that pedestal - and she is not afraid to say that she is, well, afraid. Lorenzo Marianelli via REUTERS
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Cecilia Bartalena poses for a photograph wearing a protective mask at home. Each time she enters the coronavirus ward, which is sealed off from the rest of the hospital, she asks herself: "Why am I doing this?" The quick answer is "certainly not for the money," she said in a video about their home life made for Reuters by her husband Lorenzo Marianelli. "I do it for the patients because they have no choice. I do it only for them and also for all my other colleagues ... We are not heroes and we are afraid too," she said. 

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Cecilia Bartalena poses for a photograph wearing a protective mask at home. Each time she enters the coronavirmore

Cecilia Bartalena poses for a photograph wearing a protective mask at home. Each time she enters the coronavirus ward, which is sealed off from the rest of the hospital, she asks herself: "Why am I doing this?" The quick answer is "certainly not for the money," she said in a video about their home life made for Reuters by her husband Lorenzo Marianelli. "I do it for the patients because they have no choice. I do it only for them and also for all my other colleagues ... We are not heroes and we are afraid too," she said. Lorenzo Marianelli via REUTERS
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Cecilia Bartalena sits at home with her 4-year-old daughter Petra Marianelli and cat Sagoma after a long shift in the emergency ward. Bartalena says the fear travels home with her to the small apartment she shares with Lorenzo, 37, a musician, and their four-year-old daughter. "If Petra hugs me, I am terrorized that after 15 days she may get ill or if I hear (Lorenzo) coughing, I think it's my fault. So I have to try to rationalize the situation and think that I am doing it for a greater good," she said. 

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Cecilia Bartalena sits at home with her 4-year-old daughter Petra Marianelli and cat Sagoma after a long shiftmore

Cecilia Bartalena sits at home with her 4-year-old daughter Petra Marianelli and cat Sagoma after a long shift in the emergency ward. Bartalena says the fear travels home with her to the small apartment she shares with Lorenzo, 37, a musician, and their four-year-old daughter. "If Petra hugs me, I am terrorized that after 15 days she may get ill or if I hear (Lorenzo) coughing, I think it's my fault. So I have to try to rationalize the situation and think that I am doing it for a greater good," she said. Lorenzo Marianelli via REUTERS
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Cecilia Bartalena eats a light breakfast ahead of a long day at work. The fear that she might infect someone else despite precautions such as sleeping in separate rooms, using separate bathrooms and eating in separate areas of the kitchen, follows her like a dark shadow.

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Cecilia Bartalena eats a light breakfast ahead of a long day at work. The fear that she might infect someone emore

Cecilia Bartalena eats a light breakfast ahead of a long day at work. The fear that she might infect someone else despite precautions such as sleeping in separate rooms, using separate bathrooms and eating in separate areas of the kitchen, follows her like a dark shadow. Lorenzo Marianelli via REUTERS
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Cecilia Bartalena takes a selfie as she eats a meal at home in a separate area to her husband Lorenzo and daughter Petra. "I feel dirty and so I am not comfortable dealing with people. If I meet someone on the street I am afraid. If I meet a neighbor while going down the stairs, I run away," she said. "When I come home from the hospital I take a shower but I don't feel (clean), it never seems enough to me," she said. 

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Cecilia Bartalena takes a selfie as she eats a meal at home in a separate area to her husband Lorenzo and daugmore

Cecilia Bartalena takes a selfie as she eats a meal at home in a separate area to her husband Lorenzo and daughter Petra. "I feel dirty and so I am not comfortable dealing with people. If I meet someone on the street I am afraid. If I meet a neighbor while going down the stairs, I run away," she said. "When I come home from the hospital I take a shower but I don't feel (clean), it never seems enough to me," she said. Cecilia Bartalena via REUTERS
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Cecilia Bartalena embraces her daughter Petra after she returned home from a long shift in the emergency ward. Bartalena said she is nostalgic for the days when being a doctor meant having an interpersonal relationship with a patient and families, having time to talk them through difficult decisions and, if needed, prepare them for the worst. "All these things no longer exist," she said. "Now, we just make a phone call to relatives, they hear my voice telling them 'they are sick and there's nothing more that can be done' and they just don't believe it." 

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Cecilia Bartalena embraces her daughter Petra after she returned home from a long shift in the emergency ward.more

Cecilia Bartalena embraces her daughter Petra after she returned home from a long shift in the emergency ward. Bartalena said she is nostalgic for the days when being a doctor meant having an interpersonal relationship with a patient and families, having time to talk them through difficult decisions and, if needed, prepare them for the worst. "All these things no longer exist," she said. "Now, we just make a phone call to relatives, they hear my voice telling them 'they are sick and there's nothing more that can be done' and they just don't believe it." Lorenzo Marianelli via REUTERS
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Cecilia Bartalena rests at home after returning from work in the emergency ward. Lorenzo Marianelli via REUTERS

Cecilia Bartalena rests at home after returning from work in the emergency ward. Lorenzo Marianelli via REUTERmore

Cecilia Bartalena rests at home after returning from work in the emergency ward. Lorenzo Marianelli via REUTERS
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Cecilia Bartalena sits on the bed in her daughter Petra's bedroom, where she now sleeps on her own, separately from her daughter and husband. Lorenzo Marianelli via REUTERS

Cecilia Bartalena sits on the bed in her daughter Petra's bedroom, where she now sleeps on her own, separatelymore

Cecilia Bartalena sits on the bed in her daughter Petra's bedroom, where she now sleeps on her own, separately from her daughter and husband. Lorenzo Marianelli via REUTERS
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Cecilia Bartalena wearing a protective mask hugs her daughter Petra after she returns home from a shift. Lorenzo Marianelli via REUTERS

Cecilia Bartalena wearing a protective mask hugs her daughter Petra after she returns home from a shift. Lorenmore

Cecilia Bartalena wearing a protective mask hugs her daughter Petra after she returns home from a shift. Lorenzo Marianelli via REUTERS
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Cecilia Bartalena holds a bottle of hand sanitizer as she stands with a colleague ahead of a shift looking after coronavirus patients. Cecilia Bartalena via REUTERS

Cecilia Bartalena holds a bottle of hand sanitizer as she stands with a colleague ahead of a shift looking aftmore

Cecilia Bartalena holds a bottle of hand sanitizer as she stands with a colleague ahead of a shift looking after coronavirus patients. Cecilia Bartalena via REUTERS
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Cecilia Bartalena takes off a protective mask as she returns home from work in the emergency ward. Lorenzo Marianelli via REUTERS

Cecilia Bartalena takes off a protective mask as she returns home from work in the emergency ward. Lorenzo Marmore

Cecilia Bartalena takes off a protective mask as she returns home from work in the emergency ward. Lorenzo Marianelli via REUTERS
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Cecilia Bartalena poses for a photograph wearing full protective gear ahead of entering a ward to treat coronavirus patients at the Cisanello hospital in Pisa, Italy. "We stay inside for about six hours during which we can't eat, drink or go to the bathroom...it's very uncomfortable. We can stay in the patient's room for a maximum of 10-15 minutes, also because the capacity of the filters decreases with time", she said. Cecilia Bartalena via REUTERS

Cecilia Bartalena poses for a photograph wearing full protective gear ahead of entering a ward to treat coronamore

Cecilia Bartalena poses for a photograph wearing full protective gear ahead of entering a ward to treat coronavirus patients at the Cisanello hospital in Pisa, Italy. "We stay inside for about six hours during which we can't eat, drink or go to the bathroom...it's very uncomfortable. We can stay in the patient's room for a maximum of 10-15 minutes, also because the capacity of the filters decreases with time", she said. Cecilia Bartalena via REUTERS
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