We are starting this new thing at the clinic called Soulful Sundays, in which we will be posting content straight from our hearts to yours. These will be, for the most part, short and informal ramblings, ponderings, and curiosities. At the end of each Sunday post there will be a place for you to send us your questions and comments, and every few weeks we will address them in a special Q and A post. So, here we go. I know that I am playing with fire here, but I would like to tackle the most prominent topic in current events I can think of--the Brave New World of COVID. More specifically, I want to talk about what is not being addressed in the mainstream media. I am in no way an anti-masker (which sounds eerily similar to anti-vaxxer, but that's a topic for a whole other post), and I agree that coverings are protecting folks who are in high concentrations of the virus, unable to maintain social distancing, and otherwise immunocompromised. What I do want to push back on is the fixation on masks and distancing as being what will promote our health and safety in the long term. They are, like most other Western health solutions (blood pressure medications, heart surgeries, and chemotherapy included) emergency bandaids on an otherwise broken system.