Story by James Hamblin, online at The Atlantic , September 18, 2020.
Here is another provocative title from our good friends at The Atlantic; they tell us this: “The cold reality is that we should plan for a winter in which vaccination is not part of our lives”. I love bad puns but really? Not only will we be facing the dueling outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza, but the social and cultural challenges will be considerable and possibly multiplicative. Between pandemic fatigue, seasonal depression on top of social isolation, and a public that is itching for things to get back to normal, the cards seem to be stacked against us as winter approaches. This article walks us through what some of the key thought leaders are thinking about what we face and how we will best manage the coming “cold reality”.
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