THE SAD REALITY WITH WHICH WE, AS A PEOPLE, MUST DEAL
Every war, every revolution, demands the sacrifice of a generation, of a collectivity, by those who undertake it.
Simone de Beauvoir
The Ethics of Ambiguity
We are now at war on many fronts:
Poor health habits
Inadequate access to health care
Some of us will emerge victors; others will not. Among the losers, some will pay the ultimate price, will become part of a disturbing statistic known as "exess deaths", will from causes largely outside their control die "deaths of despair".
This is surely the most personal, and the most painful, disgrace of our age.