It's hard to believe it was only about 3 weeks ago when the Surgeon General recommended cancellation of elective surgery. Early on, it was an institution's choice; then came the state mandate in New York. I agreed, earlier than many of my colleagues, it was the right thing to do.
Now, looking back, maybe it and many other actions should have been done sooner. But we cannot look back; we need to look forward. The strain on the system continues. Some areas hit harder than o