The former Health Secretary fails to propose any way in which patients and their families can stop thinking of themselves as supplicants.
This ideology celebrates willpower, yet scientific research challenges how much of it we have when making dietary choices.
That Switzerland and New Zealand each have their own arrangements suggests that a bespoke arrangement ought to be possible.
There has been immense optimism around a vaccine. But without that, societies must consider how to live with this disease.
I immediately volunteered to help out at the hospital, where I already had an honorary contract – as well as at the soon-to-open Nightingales.
The NHS issues studiously calm advice, and we wait to see whether the disease can be contained.
There is a fundamental human need and desire to know more about the universe, to engage with it, to play our part and explore and achieve.