What You don’t know can kill

“It points to what we didn’t know at the time,” she said. “If we had had the information that is available now, the information that has become available after Winter Party as this pandemic has played out, we would have made a different decision.”

Rea Carey, executive director of the National L.G.B.T.Q. Task Force

As we chafe and grumble at the restrictions of self-isolation to prevent contageon of COVID-19, it’s important to remember that this virus is stealthy. None of the people who were partying in Florida suspected they were ill. They thought the virus was yet to arrive.

Now it’s evident that they contributed to its spread with lethal consequences. This stealthy contagion will continue after the coming peak of the epidemic and we’ll all need to be cautious until there are treatments and vaccines. What you don’t know can kill.