In many ways, this pandemic is equal to a war. This enemy’s intentions are contrary to the health and well-being of all of humanity. This enemy is not human, and it is not possible to negotiate with. We have to put our full energies into fighting this as if this were an existential war. In the past, our species survived by mobilization to face the enemy (natural or otherwise) with the risks to individuals. Only in temporary calamities like storms or fires would we survive by sheltering and waiting it out. Longer lasting threats requires engaging directly with that threat.