Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

Feature Christmas 2021: Time Warp

The end of the pandemic will not be televised

BMJ 2021; 375 doi: (Published 14 December 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;375:e068094

Rapid Response:

Re: The end of the pandemic will not be televised

Dear Editor

Although the authors are relatively correct in their "dashboards" approach, I fail to see how that will have much impact on the end of the pandemic. They maintain the pandemic will end when society decides to resume normal life. I think it already has. The millions of people demonstrating on all corners of the world, clearly tell us that they are more than ready to resume normal life. It is governments, public health agencies, and other vested interests that keep the pandemic going. The question is then, how societies will manage these other forces and not the "dashboards."

Competing interests: No competing interests

21 December 2021
Marie King