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There Is No Noise in a Covid-19 Emergency Room

Somehow I expected a pandemic to be louder

Somehow I expected a pandemic to be louder. Explosions, screaming, sirens — dramatic sounds to let everyone know that Something. Bad. Is. Happening.

But this pandemic is silent.

The streets of New York are eerily quiet. I hear the sounds of birds chirping as I…

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Camille Scribner, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center