The Lancet, the weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal, is among the world's oldest and best-known scientific publications. Ever since the Covid-19 outbreak, it has been publishing research and review articles on the study of the coronavirus. It also has a Covid-19 Resource Centre, including all the latest comments, correspondence, and articles on the pandemic. Richard Horton, the editor in chief, published a book "The Covid-19 Catastrophe: What's Gone Wrong and How to Stop It From Happening Again" recently. With his life-long study of medicine and decades of experience at The Lancet, what is his prognosis and what shall we do to cope with the new reality?