We are about a year into this pandemic and one thing is perfectly clear. The main feature of this virus is confusion! Should we wear a mask? Should we open schools? Why are bars open but churches closed? On and on and on. Unfortunately, there has been a tremendous disconnect between how doctors think about the virus and putting a public policy in place. Most of the time, the two do not sync up very well. In this article, I am going to try and explain how doctors think about viruses and let you conclude what is and isn’t reasonable.