Christine Hermiz, a nurse in Michigan, poses with her colleagues in Royal Oak, Michigan, and calls out how little personal protective equipment they have to model in the shot:

“Although we’re smiling underneath these masks, a hundred thoughts of worry, fear, and uncertainty lurk behind the smiles. Worry that supplies will run low. Fear that our loved ones and coworkers will become sick. Uncertainty regarding when and if this will all end. And despite our own troubles, we still worry about the fate of the world, and the well-being of the collective

Gowns, masks, face shields, and other PPE are not pictured due to nationwide shortages. Current state of affairs: reusing one-time use masks, and gowns.”