Later this summer, I’ll mark the one year anniversary of Force of Infection. As I think about the first year past and the second year ahead, I want to take a moment to explain why I write this newsletter. This past December, there was a period when everyone in my household except me was laid up with strep throat. Miraculously, I was spared—which earned me the privilege of overseeing four visits to the doctor's office, five trips to various pharmacies, and the role of chief caregiver during multiple days out of school and work.
“They turn to anchors and reporters whom they come to know and trust—warm bodies that they can relate to and who appear consistently over time. We don't give the public enough opportunities to see and trust warm bodies in public health. Messages must be delivered by real people, preferably the same people, in a style that feels human.” I hope to do some of that here, too."
Walter Cronkite was that anchor who provided that comfort for me when I was growing up, and I suspect a whole lot of other people my age. Who is our Walter Cronkite today?
Thank God for the two Katelyn/Caitlins; please don't ever stop writing, teaching, and learning.
As a pediatrician I welcome you weekly posts. Since I don’t have rapid viral tests at my disposal it helps to know which viruses are circulating. Also appreciate your advocacy for transparency in public health