A Physician Reflects on Faith, Science, and Working in the COVID ICU

Physician John Trinder shares with us his journey into medicine and some of the challenges he faced and moments of hope working in the ICU during the COVID pandemic.

1 Like

What a great story. It is worth sharing with those who have been led astray by misinformation. It is interesting that his experience so closely paralleled the experience of ICU docs here in the states. I thought we had a uniquely awful social situation, but it appears Ireland is not much different.


Many seemed to expect scientists to have robust facts from the outset when science requires a period of data collection and examination of evidence.

Right on.

Many folks don’t appreciate that sometimes the answer changes depending on how the question is being asked (e.g., whether masks protect the wearer individually, or others collectively)

And when the question is being asked, as well. Early in 2020, hard to come by masks were needed by first responders and frontline medical personnel, so it was inappropriate for Joe Q. Public to grab them up. Then supplies became more available and the advice changed, and that was subsequently used as an argument against the science.

“Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” -Colossians 4:6

This is a place for gracious dialogue about science and faith. Please read our FAQ/Guidelines before posting.