Editorial: We don’t know how the coronavirus pandemic ends. Medical professionals are preparing for the worst.

Editorial: We don’t know how the coronavirus pandemic ends. Medical professionals are preparing for the worst.Editorial: We don’t know how the coronavirus pandemic ends. Medical professionals are preparing for the worst.

COVID-19 so far is an inconsistent foe. Some people who are infected feel no symptoms or mild ones while those who take the brunt may be older or have underlying health conditions and thus be more vulnerable. Those facts shouldn’t make anyone feel better. They heighten the societal risks: People who fail to respect the danger go lax on precautions and spread the virus until it strikes vulnerable targets. That’s how hospital wards get filled. Some of those patients, by the way, will be younger and healthier. No one is granted viral immunity.
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