“The worst is yet to come”. Whose are these optimistic words: WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’, reflecting on Covid 19 pandemic. In case he hadn’t been clear enough, Tedros added: “There’s no silver bullet to defeat coronavirus and there might never be”. Wow! We really needed these uplifting words in the midst of such a global tragedy, didn’t we? I mean, I know they are supposed to tell the truth and nothing but the truth, but couldn’t they gild the pill a little? We are all looking forward to the end of this nightmare, to the discovery of a vaccine, and saying that all this is almost impossible, doesn`t help at all. On the contrary, it’s a bummer, a real downer. When will scientists, researchers, epidemiologists and politicians realize that our psychological well-being is as important as our physical health? Maybe, we should remind them. 

Published on Buenos Aires Times