Part 4: April becomes a grind
The situation began to feel hopeless. The economy was in free fall. Hospitals were losing money like crazy. Medical practice turned into a bizarre world of televisits. It felt like the government and the CDC were totally inept.
A new Coronavirus symptom was reported: Many patients lost their sense of taste and smell. Thus, this was added to the list of screening questions.
Going to the grocery store became a source of anxiety for everyone.
We all started wearing masks as a part of our normal routine. How amazing that such a thing could become normal. I saw joggers wearing masks! I can't even talk without getting short of breath wearing my mask!
As the month came to a close, a general despair swept over the medical community.