As more local lockdowns begin, the hard truth is there’s no return to ‘normal’ | Devi Sridhar

The only certainty about the year ahead is the uncertainty. As a scientist, here’s my advice on how we can live alongside Covid

Rather than tell you comforting lies and what you want to hear, I’m going to tell you some unpleasant truths. The world has fundamentally changed over the past nine months since a small pneumonia cluster was reported in Wuhan, China. The “normal” version of reality does not exist anywhere in the world, even if politicians or snake-oil pseudo-scientist salesmen try to persuade you otherwise. If you are struggling with how to cope, know that the only certainty about the year ahead is uncertainty ahead.

Why risk potential decades of ill health instead of putting up with a few months of inconvenience?

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