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pulls into the parking lot at the Renaissance Fencing Club in Troy, Michigan, in early April.
Marsh-Senic, a former Olympic fencer, keeps her mask and stethoscope in a bag, sealed up and locked in the truck. She wears the mask while intubating patients — the riskiest procedure that she has performed — where she has to guide a tube down a patient’s throat before hooking it to a ventilator. She did it as many as three times a day during the past few weeks as the coronavirus pandemic swept across metro Detroit.
But thankfully, things are improving. She works as an emergency room doctor in Southfield and Pontiac, and she isn’t intubating as many patients. She has started