The fog of war in the battle against COVID-19

Leon Chen

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The fog of war is a major obstacle for a fighting force trying to accomplish a goal, and it has been a significant barrier in the fight against COVID-19. This article discusses the factors that compounded a sense of confusion and created chaos in an already stressed healthcare system during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-52
Number of pages3
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2020


  • COVID-19
  • United States/epidemiology
  • Pandemics
  • Humans
  • Pneumonia, Viral/epidemiology
  • Personal Protective Equipment/supply & distribution
  • Coronavirus Infections/epidemiology
  • Confusion
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S.
  • Communication
  • Delivery of Health Care/organization & administration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency
  • Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Critical Care
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • LPN and LVN


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