“If we think of Covid-19 as a wildfire – and it surely spreads like one – we have failed to extinguish it. We still have fires burning all over the country,” says Dr. Brilliant, a world-renowned epidemiologist.
Dr. Brilliant together with W. Ian Lipkin, Lisa Danzig, and Karen Pak Oppenheimer published an article in the Wall Street Journal today. They discuss what’s to come next for the pandemic with new variants, vaccines, and planning for future public health challenges. The message is clear: We can still beat COVID-19 using many of the strategies leveraged in the past to deal with Smallpox, Ebola, Swine, and other viruses, but we must act fast and in concerted efforts.
Dr. Brilliant is no stranger to pandemics – his work with the World Health Organization in the 1970s was responsible for the eradication of Smallpox. As a Seva Foundation Co-Founder, Dr. Brilliant’s expertise has been essential to our innovative solutions to continue safely treating patients quickly, effectively, and comprehensively amidst this pandemic.
I hope you’ll join me in reading Dr. Brilliant’s article and seeing that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. “If we have substantial numbers of vaccinated Americans, robust rapid detection, and successful outbreak containment, we can accelerate the journey to ‘normal-ish’.”
Yours in Seva,
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