COVID has made a home on my computer's desktop. Every morning, there is a repetitive chirping with headlines that describe the vaccine trials and testing. My second reminder is more personal – a file titled, "Dear Kimmy ...," locked in the center of my screen. I'll explain: It's 7:30 p.m. I'm the resident on call in the surgical ICU, and I was just paged: There is a patient with perforated appendicitis ...

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