A Reminder to Reason

How long will this pandemic last? When will we find a treatment or vaccine? Which drug should we give our patients? Will we run out of personal protective equipment (PPE)? When will everyone return to work?

These questions are circling medical professionals and politicians, like hungry vulchers. This article, from the New England Journal of Medicine, gives great perspective on this pandemic and how we need to be responding.

“In a time when the rational– emotional scale is tipping to the emotional side, we begin relying more heavily on anecdotes, particularly personal experiences that may carry inordinate weight in our minds.”

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