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Doctor Kristína: Thanks to testing, I want to be a psychiatrist. 31-year-old doctor Kristína Kováčová has been testing over 4,600 people for covid-19 since mid-January. There are more than four hundred of them a day who puts a mallet in their nose, and only five are usually tested positive. This is her first medical experience in practice, despite the fact that she graduated from medical school six years ago. What has she managed so far? "Four children," he admits shyly, "I was in kindergarten for six years after school, and there were concerns about whether I still had a doctor's job and whether I could handle the work environment. Testing came to me as a good intermediate step: I am no longer only at home with the children, but also at work. I haven't really gotten into practice yet and the testing gave me a feeling of self-confidence, "he explains with a smile. However, her work at the Barina test site in Bratislava led her to an unexpected decision. She gave up the desire to become a classic district doctor, she wants to be a psychiatrist
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Life in a time of pandemic

Stories of different people during a pandemic
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Boris Németh

professional photographer, .týždeň
Boris Németh (1979) He studied photography at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. He completed his post-graduate studies in 2011 and currently works there a as part-time teacher of photojournalism. He has worked at .týždeň magazine as a photojournalist since 2006, while exhibiting in Slovakia and abroad. He has worked with documentary and photojournalism in several authorial cycles and series. Awards and grants: 2017 – The Best of Photojournalism – Honorable mention Magazine Story Opener, Honorable mention Magazine Recurring Feature or Series, The Best of Photojournalism, Slovak press photo (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), Slovak press photo, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2015 - Open society foundation, Open society foundation, Bratislava, Slovakia, Journalism Award (2011, 2013, 2014, 2016), Open society foundation, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2011 – Photographer of the year, Central European House of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia, Czech press photo 2009, 2011, 2018, Czech press photo, Prague, Czech Republic, 2009 – Nomination World Press Photo – Joop Swart Masterclass, World Press Photo Publications: Premeny Slovenska (2012), Premeny Slovenska - 1150. výročie príchodu sv. Cyrila a Metoda na územie Veľkej Moravy (2013), Na ceste (2013), Identity - Premeny Slovenska (2016), Homeland (2016), Europe (2018), Krajina (2018), Hey Slovaks! (2018), Jar, ktorá zmenila Slovensko (2018), Bratislava - Košice a späť (2020). Collections: Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia, Central European House of Photography Bratislava, Slovakia, Gallery of Rimavská Sobota, Slovakia, VÚB Foundation, Bratislava, Slovakia. borisnemeth.com