J. EDWARD LES, MD -- COVID-19? Rampant misinformation, relentless spin, and wacky thinking amplified by social media hasn’t brought clarity, suffice to say
... we must acknowledge that stopping this virus is like trying to stop the wind. We must acknowledge what any seasoned epidemiologist can tell you: viral pandemics burn themselves out—but only after millions of people get sick and recover, freshly equipped with powerful antibodies to the virus ...
... we must shout this message of self-quarantine from the rooftops, loudly and repeatedly, so that the elderly and medically compromised understand that if they do not comply, they stand a high risk of dying ...
- We must not allow the world to succumb to chaos.
- There is no need to panic.
- We should remain calm and carry on.
- But nor should we keep our head in the sand.