We are still in a pandemic, largely following the same pattern of events described for the first wave, second wave, and third wave of the H1N1 influenza A virus, also known as the Spanish flu, that swept the world from 1918 through 1920. If history repeats itself, and it usually does, we only have six months to a year more to endure. Hang in there.

I welcomed 2021 with its pandemic in Pediatrics in Review a year ago, encouraging pediatricians to “learn more, teach more, act more, and become more.” Pediatricians did so valiantly, despite the increasing challenges of a questioning public. Those challenges and what it took for pediatricians to face them in 2021 was recognized and applauded by the American Academy of Pediatrics, whose Chief Executive Officer, Mark Del Monte, JD, wrote, “I want to take a moment to personally thank you, and echo the appreciation shared by...

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