Health workers may be experiencing challenges as they fight Covid-19, but there are also positive developments happening in the field that need to be celebrated, writes Marc Mendelson.

The pandemic of novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19, has now claimed over half a million lives and close to 11 million confirmed infections worldwide.1 At home, the seriousness of the situation has required a state of national disaster to be declared, with all the health, social, and economic consequences that it brings.

Lifting of the lockdown brings with it its own challenges for how we, as a society, embrace the new norm of how we live our daily lives and prevent the transmission of the virus to our family, friends and within our communities and at work. There is no getting away from the seriousness of the situation, nor can any broadening of the narrative belittle its gravity.

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