August 20, 2021
John Woodward Jr., MD. OrthoONE at Swedish Medical Center (Englewood, Colo.): My biggest concern over the next six months will be how the direction the COVID-19 delta variant goes in our communities. Summer is over and kids have returned to school and society is trying to get back to pre-COVID work levels. I worry that people may forgo healthcare needs if the delta variant numbers rise. Obviously, this will have a negative impact across all of orthopaedic care. The reality is that we are likely going to be living with this virus and its variants for a very long time.