COVID-19 is unfortunately surging again; with the number of cases in some areas back up to previous peak numbers while uncertainty looms regarding variants, ef- fectiveness of the current vaccines and anti-COVID therapeutics. Fortunately, we are better prepared this time with surge ICU’s and other resources including the availability of various monoclonal antibodies. Most of us at CTS, like many of you, are on the front line working long hours and providing essential care to our pa- tients. I am extremely proud to be a part of the CTS thoracic community. I want to express a message of solidarity to our entire group for doing what you do -- thank you.