COVID demands systemic health care changes

image-slug Dr. Matthew Payne supervises his colleagues at Stillwater Medical Center in Stillwater, Okla., as they intubate a critically ill COVID patient Sept. 17. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post

By Jack Beaudoin

Your Nov. 30 editorial, Our View: New COVID variant could be the new normal,” argues that mutations such as delta and omicron are likely to continue to develop until global immunization is reached and COVID is limited to small local outbreaks that can be isolated and controlled.”

From that premise, you conclude that we know from experience what to do about it”: more vaccines, more masking, more social distancing and all it implies for school, work and family. I’m in favor of these interventions, but experience (specifically, 5 million global deaths) tells us that is not enough. Read more

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