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Column: A doctor left her family for a year to protect them from COVID-19. Now, she’s back home

Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2021 (Column)

April 10, 2021

Column: A doctor left her family for a year to protect them from COVID-19. Now, she’s back home

We’ve all made sacrifices during the pandemic. But physician Bobby Sasson, who was exposed daily to the threat of COVID-19 in her job at a UC Irvine medical center, made a particularly difficult one last spring. For the protection of her husband [UC Irvine history professor Andrew Highsmith], and three young children, she moved out of the family house. At the time, she thought she’d be able to return home before long. But that didn’t work out.