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On Sunday, November 8, my 69-year-old mother was taken to the emergency department of her local hospital after fainting. She tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) 3 days prior and was feeling quite ill. Following her admission, she gave me one job—to send daily updates about her condition to a group of friends and family members. She felt that I could translate the oft-complicated medical information into digestible bits and contextualize this for the myriad recipients. With her request, I became the family’s sole source of information, a mini chief medical information officer, sending out information to about 22 people. My mother’s instructions were clear: send twice-a-day updates on her condition.
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Corresponding Author: Lisa M. Meeks, PhD, University of Michigan, Department of Family Medicine, 1018 Fuller St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 1213 (email@example.com).
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Additional Contributions: I thank my colleagues and friends who provided valuable support and medical knowledge during this time: Elizabeth Viglianti, MD, MPH, MSc; Steven Gay, MD, MS; and Caroline Richardson, MD, University of Michigan Medical School; Christopher Moreland, MD, MPH, Dell School of Medicine, University of Texas at Austin; Rahul Patwari, MD, Rush Medical College; and Gilles Pinault, MD, and Lina Mehta, MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. I thank especially the physicians and ICU nurses at Viera Hospital in Viera, Florida, and the many frontline workers who care for and hold many hands of patients across the world.
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