Dr. Yoni Libbie

The COVID-19 pandemic through the eyes of a rural Iowa doctor

Sep 09, 2020

They're waiting for normal to find them.

Several years ago, I took a series of courses in disaster management.
I learned that people, disoriented by mass disasters, will often walk to exhaustion “looking for normal”. With the pandemic, they are standing in one place…hoping normal will find them. And if the virus finds them first, they hope to plea bargain their diagnosis. Meanwhile, my hands haven’t been so chapped since residency.

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