The attitude that taking 6-12 months off of big gatherings is too much to ask is why 270,000 americans (and counting) are dead. People like their convenience and familiar fun activities more than protecting their fellow humans. I'm sick of it. I've been working with covid patients for too long to have any sympathy at all for the people who feel inconvenienced. We have 4% of the world's population and 20% of the COVID deaths because people are too damn selfish to not gather for a while. Our country should be ashamed. What a pathetic culture of selfishness and thoughtlessness.
This tech was in development prior to C19 as a potential therapeutic tool for rare genetic diseases. I've been involved in a lot of it, and it is super cool. In other news, I'm on the covid frontline team today and am calling high risk patients with new positive results. Multiple conversations with elderly folks who have lost a spouse in the last 2-3 days, and who are now sick (and alone and terrified) themselves. This might be one of the most heartbreaking days of my medical career.