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The drive to the hospital from the hotel that has become my home away from home is made on streets choked with traffic—a reminder that while the pandemic rages on within our walls, outside life goes on, seemingly unbothered.
I park the car and take a few moments to try to quiet my mind and prepare for the day ahead. My attempt is thwarted by questions that continue to swirl. The same questions every day. How many new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients will we admit today? How many patients who had been stable yesterday would now be in the intensive care unit? Or dead? Will this ever end?
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Trappey BE. Running on Fumes. JAMA. Published online September 04, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.17249
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