“All of that makes me very optimistic that we will be able to meet the challenge of this virus without putting any of our hospitals into crisis, that this is going to be a severe challenge for this country, but it’s not something that that is going to break the country.” — Dr. Amesh Adalja, referring to some lesser discussed positive trends
“The virus isn’t plotting against us. It doesn’t have intelligence. It’s invisible. In order to unite, we have to recognize our shared humanity.” — Paul Conti
“The underlying theme to how we got here is we didn’t really do the things we needed to do before it was too late.” — Peter Attia
“We’re seeing an increased number of severe illnesses and deaths in people between the ages of 25 and 50…and the risk factor appears to be obesity.” —Michael Osterholm
“One of the things that hobbies do . . . and a little bit of order and structure in our lives do, is they kind of just protect us from just reacting and reacting and reacting all the time.” — Ryan Holiday
“This has been a period of time unlike any other in our lifetimes. . . there’s really no analogy.” — Sam Harris
“If we have large numbers of healthcare workers sickened by the virus and in ICUs, it’s ‘lights out’ and our whole healthcare system collapses.” —Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.
“I don’t remember what the ‘wake-up’ was but I realized this (COVID-19) was not going to be contained and this was absolutely coming to the United States and what I was reading, and believing, was that we were not going to be very well prepared… ” —Peter Attia, M.D.