Looking back over the last three years, we should be humbled by the deaths and injuries incurred by SARS-CoV-2. The pandemic has done great damage. It still is in China, which curiously continues to cling to rigid lockdowns. The virus was unprecedented and unpredictable. There were some politicians and commentators who unwisely predicted a self-limited infection but even more individuals who could not resist catastrophizing future disaster. Clearly, no one knew. There are and always will be dangers on both sides of the prophecy trajectories.
I hope that readers will create a conversation on this and other postings I have written in the past three weeks. Give and take is actually my main motive in creating this "newsletter". I have been commenting on Substack, WSJ, National Review and other postings. There is always some risk in commenting as vituperation happens and nuanced communication is not always easy to create. I am really concerned that physicians have lost a great deal of credence and respect in the public marketplace. I believe that much of this is related to the deference to the establishment voices, which have been such a mixed bag of truth and falsehood. There is much work to do and few forums on which to discuss these matters.