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Inside a top hospital's battle against the coronavirus

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMarch 25, 2020, 10:36 PM UTCBy Didi Martinez, Brenda Breslauer and Kit RamgopalEarlier this month, the top officials at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston were modeling scenarios for a possible coronavirus pandemic.The emergency response team was meeting daily. The staff were receiving accelerated training on how to safely put on and remove protective equipment. The hospital even had a backup plan — an "Indiana Jones-style" secret warehouse stocked with medical supplies — meant to buffer supply chain gaps at the peak of an outbreak.Now, three weeks later, the peak has not yet arrived, and the hosp ...