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These nurses work in a hospital ‘hot zone.’ The virus stalks them as they return home

There’s red tape running along the floor of the coronavirus unit at St. Jude’s Medical Center in Fullerton.



a person lying on a bed: Nurse Michele Younkin, left, comforts Romelia Navarro at the bedside of Navarro's dying husband, Antonio, in St. Jude Medical Center's COVID-19 unit in Fullerton on July 31. Antonio was Younkin's first COVID-19 patient to pass on her watch. (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)


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Nurse Michele Younkin, left, comforts Romelia Navarro at the bedside of Navarro’s dying husband, Antonio, in St. Jude Medical Center’s COVID-19 unit in Fullerton on July 31. Antonio was Younkin’s first COVID-19 patient to pass on her watch. (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

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