An elephant in the room is often sufficient to damage a consensus. But by my count, there are at least eight elephants in the room trumpeting their inconvenient truths, all jostling for space, gradually crowding the previous occupants into the corners.
You'd think all the rules that applied to AIDS would apply here: doctors must take all comers, nobody gets judged for being sick, and a patient's health status is private. But no. COVID is the new AIDS, only worse.