Stories from the Frontlines
Life on the Frontlines
I am an emergency medicine physician in Houston, working at the frontlines of this terrible COVID-19 pandemic caring for patients from our community day and night. I am an experienced physician who thought I had seen and taken care of patients with every emergency imaginable—until now, with a surge of patients suspected or confirmed to be infected with coronavirus.
The Finest Hour
The COVID-19 crisis is a true world crucible. As only a pandemic can demonstrate, we are one people that number 7.7 billion. The global case count of more than 1.3 million as of April 6,1 mounting from a single patient zero in China five months ago, is the wave of chaos theory––a tidal surge that follows from the mere beat of butterfly wings half a world away. For better or worse, we are inescapably linked in the furnace of COVID-19. In the words of Sir Winston Churchill, emergency medicine is called to witness its “finest hour.”