“New Orleans is on track to become the next coronavirus epicenter in the United States, dimming hopes that less densely populated and warmer-climate cities would escape the worst of the pandemic, and that summer months could see it wane … [it] also raises fears that the city may become a powerful catalyst in spreading the virus across the south of the country.” How serious are things in NOLA? Serious enough that in the city that suffered Katrina, the director of the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness described this as “the disaster that’s going to define our generation.”

+ “Hospitals are beginning to confront the kind of harrowing surge in cases that has overwhelmed health care systems in China, Italy and other countries.” 13 Deaths in a Day: An ‘Apocalyptic’ Coronavirus Surge at an N.Y.C. Hospital.

+ “The conversations are driven by the realization that the risk to staff amid dwindling stores of protective equipment — such as masks, gowns and gloves — may be too great to justify the conventional response when a patient ‘codes,’ and their heart or breathing stops.” Hospitals consider universal do-not-resuscitate orders for coronavirus patients.