The struggle to fight disease has always been about the patient. It always will be.
And in this era of COVID-19, suddenly everyone is getting a glimpse into the urgency that patients feel. The general public can now see what people with serious and life-threatening disorders have long known: that time is of the essence. We want to stop a disease quickly, before it harms.
The general public is also learning that safety is a critical factor. We want to stay safe as we try new medicines and visit hospitals. Safety procedures meant to protect us seem to slow drug development and keep us from the places we go to for healthcare.
How can we get the right medicines and care with the speed we need while staying safe?