Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Martin Luther King, Jr. remembered

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Bob Wachter MD/Twitter:

Some folks are a bit confused about why things are likely to be much safer in a month than now – not why virus will peak & fall (we don’t entirely know) but why the risk to individuals will plummet – & with that, why activities that are unsafe now will be much safer then
There are about a dozen factors that go into a risk assessment, and only one of them will fundamentally change: the probability that a person near me is infectious.
Let’s go through the other factors to isolate the one that makes virtually all the difference


Because Dr. King has become in retrospect a consensual hero, we have turned him in a consensual figure. But King earned this holiday not by being bland but by being bold. He was killed because he dared to challenge us to change. He still does.
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— EJ Dionne (@EJDionne) January 16, 2022
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