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The past and future of Covid-19

Pandemics leave their remnants in traumas of death and illness. Nurses, doctors, and patients were stunned by the scrambles that the Covid-19 virus produced. Columbia Presbyterian, a thousand bed teaching hospital in Manhattan was converted to emergency rooms to treat gasping Covid patients.

How will the COVID pandemic end?

In an extraordinary 20 months, science has tackled the SARS-CoV-2 virus and made vaccines for adults and children. Scientists have developed monoclonal antibodies that help if given early; we now have the first drugs that could stop infections or tilt the immunological fight in favor of the patient.

A vaccine that works

I confess I was writing a summary of my articles on SARS-CoV-2 and it was not going well. Maybe I will start from scratch, but in the meantime, my colleagues Kelly Kandra and Elias Olsen and I have made a video. (It is a little stiff, but we will get better at it).

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