I’m on the Front Lines. I Have No Plan for This.

March 26, 2020

(New York Times) – But now, as we tighten our protocols to protect our patients from the threat of Covid-19, she’s alone. Here in my hospital, as in so many others throughout the country, we’ve banished most visitors. It’s a tough decision that leaves our patients to suffer through their illnesses in a medical version of solitary confinement. And I’m worried for them. Because those of us on the front lines simply don’t have a plan for this. The isolation is, of course, even more profound for those who are infected with, or are being evaluated for, coronavirus.