The conversations over at CurEvents are so wide-ranging that I usually hesitate to try to follow all the threads. But the people there dig up some interesting material. For example, Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health has published a report that concludes Healthcare workers in NY may be unable or unwilling to report to work during certain catastrophes.
In a way, this isn't news. In 1918-19, a lot of doctors and nurses just disappeared. They were either scared for themselves, or desperately stressed by what they witnessed. A lot of New Orleans cops walked away from their jobs last week, and we can expect the same kind of response from people in the front lines of the pandemic. Apart from expecting it, we should also plan for it—planning, for example, to cope with only 70 percent of the qualified health-care professionals in any given community.