VOLUME 2, ISSUE 3, P229, AUGUST 01, 2021
William H. Catherino, M.D., Ph.D.
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!” but “That’s funny…"— Isaac Asimov
Over the past quarter, we have seen rapid improvement in outcomes during this current pandemic. There are substantial data on the impact of masks, social distancing, and handwashing (see the impact of easing in public policy and rate of spread in countries such as the Netherlands and Cuba), and we have seen the impact of vaccination on improved outcomes (see the impact of increased coronavirus exposure on tragic outcomes such as death in high-vaccination countries such as the United Kingdom). We have a winning strategy for addressing the pandemic. When we overcome the pandemic will be determined by the recognition and application of effective methods applied worldwide.