The COVID Calm before the storm

The last few days of speaking with alumni and friends awaiting for the corona virus to reach their ICU units, I could hear many of the same thoughts and fears I experienced leading up to the first time rolling out of the wire in Iraq back in 2004. While the enemy is vastly different, many of the preparations look the same. Going over training and procedures, taking stock of supplies and figuring out where you will scrounge for the important stuff, studying tactics employed by others already in the fight, and the insufferable waiting.