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The BMJ interview: Anthony Fauci on covid-19

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m3703 (Published 23 September 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3703

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Health & Sickness

Health and sickness are like the two ends of a seesaw. As one goes up, the other goes down. So health spares us from swings and slides of sickness and merry-go-rounds of misguided, dizzy doctors, who think that health is merely the absence of sickness. But health is more than the absence of sickness, just as life is more than the absence of death. Health is the shield between life and death.

Competing interests: No competing interests

24 September 2020
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
NY, NY, USA