If you think things are bad now, they will be even worse after the pandemic eases.
That’s the gist of two new Frame of Reference articles just published in the journal Circulation.
How can things get worse, you wonder.
Because of what we did – and mostly didn’t do – during the pandemic.
Thus, these articles conclude, we are looking at an impending “tsunami of chronic health conditions as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, especially cardiometabolic disease. that may, the authors warn, produce an enormous wave of death and disability.”
The truth is, however, that no one knows what the future holds, or as someone once said, “predicting is very hard, especially about the future.”
There are all sorts of reasons not to be certain this tsunami will arrive, and only time will tell, of course, how prescient these coronary Cassandras, these doctors of doom, turn out to be.