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I remember my friend Nancy S. in New York called me in late February 2020 to tell me she had a really bad cold and was struggling to breathe. Should she go to the ER, she asked. I told her to leave right then and there and not take any chances.

Later that night, she sent me a text saying that the doctor wanted a scan of her lungs and was going to admit her to the hospital. But it took the hospital so long to do the scan that by the time the results were back some 16 hours…

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