One Thing We Know as Frontline Doctors: Pandemics End

Amid uncertainty, it’s reassuring to consider the bigger picture

Dr. Vincent Lam & Dr. Colin Lee
Forge

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China’s top SARS expert Zhong Nanshan during his rounds in the infectious disease ward.
Photo: Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images

The first deadly viral outbreak of the 21st century was SARS, which infected 8,437 people worldwide, including 375 in Toronto, Canada. After the crisis was brought under control, doctors who beat it looked ahead to the future pandemics they knew would be coming — and

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