IN THE NEWS: DR. KALLA OPINION PIECE IN GLOBE AND MAIL
Dr. Daniel Kalla, head of the Emergency Medicine Department at St. Paul’s and the author of 11 novels – including some on pandemics – was featured in a Globe and Mail opinion piece today.
“I vividly remember living in the cruel shadow of AIDS and the sense of helplessness I felt as a doctor with so little to offer the sufferers – and then marvelling at how, despite a lack of vaccine, HIV was tamed. Science will beat the novel coronavirus, too….
The COVID-19 pandemic will end. One way or another – through vaccination, herd immunity or, hopefully, an effective treatment – it will pass.
What I can’t do is skip to the final chapter and tell you how long it will last, what cost it will exact or how happy the ending will be. But having explored, in my research and my mind, the many avenues that an outbreak like this can take, I feel bolstered by a sense of understanding and preparedness. And I carry the strength of my imagination – and the hope it engenders – with me to the front lines of the fight against this pandemic.”
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