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COVID’s forgotten victims

‘It’s like they sent us into war with a butter knife’

Dr Meenal Viz, 27, works in A&E and Oncology in a London hospital. She lives in Luton with husband Nishant, 32, also a doctor, and their 22-week-old daughter Radhika.

Watching TV in March, I froze as Boris Johnson announced pregnant women should shield at home as the UK was placed in lockdown. I was 24 weeks pregnant, but due at work in a busy A&E department the next day.

I went in – I couldn’t let my patients and colleagues down – but I was filled with panic. After three weeks, my stress

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