“Outside, New York—America’s largest and densest city—is a ghost town. Manhattan’s streets are deserted … Inside, the hospital pulses with an energy I’ve never experienced before. The destruction wrought by the novel coronavirus is on full display, but so is the singular purpose with which clinicians of all ranks and backgrounds are responding. I have never seen new protocols adopted so quickly. Medical students are graduating early to help in the fight. Pathology residents are volunteering on the medical floors. There is a complete subjugation of ego; senior physicians are performing tasks that they haven’t done since medical school. Medicine—normally governed by rigid hierarchies and siloed fiefdoms—is free. Arrive and security greets you with a mask on and a mask, for you, in hand. The message is unmistakable. A medical militia is at work.” The New Yorker: Inside a New York Hospital Taking on the Coronavirus.

+ “The company has rented all its trailers and there’s an 18-week wait for new materials to build more.” What does the company make? Refrigerator trucks.