November 10, 2020, Vol 324, No. 18, Pages 1805-1916
Sensible Medicine—Balancing Intervention and Inaction During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Christopher W. Seymour, MD, MSc; Erin K. McCreary, PharmD; Jacob Stegenga, PhD
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JAMA. 2020;324(18):1827-1828. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.20271
This Viewpoint discusses the tensions between rapid adoption of interventions for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) before adequate evidence justifies their use and therapeutic nihilism, and argues for sensible medicine between the 2, which favors usual care, disfavors unnecessary interventions, but embraces rapid scientific evaluation with clinical translation of options proven effective.