Nature just is, and welcomes you, just as you are.
I am watching with amazement how COVID-19 has developed into a contagion of fear. I last witnessed this in the early 1980’s when the first cases of HIV (also caused by a mutant RNA retrovirus) erupted, spreading panic and fear.
There are still a lot of unknowns surrounding COVID-19. Data is rapidly emerging but largely preliminary. Medical journals and researchers are publishing things with less scrutiny than usual due to a need for quick answers. However, I have been reading all the information available, have listened in on teleconferences between doctors in New York City – the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic – and gathered thoughts from specialists in infectious diseases, and there are a few pieces of information I feel are worth conveying at this point.