The first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Richmond this week. I’m calling it a shot of hope, and I couldn’t be more hopeful and yes, excited to get my vaccine. As a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, I am always careful to say when I’m speaking on their behalf and when I’m […]
We call it Love and Liquids. It’s what you do when your child is sick, and as the Fall unfolds, we’re pretty sure it’s going to be a very long winter of illness. So let’s review the drill for how to get better.
I just finished reading an excellent blog post by Emily Oster written to help parents make decisions in CoronaVirus times. She blogs at CovidExplained.org
COVID-19 Testing. It’s a featured topic on 60 Minutes in late June, 2020 and their investigative journalism has some surprising discoveries about how the FDA allowed antibody tests of varied accuracy onto the market.
COVID-19 Testing. It’s in the news every day. “We don’t have enough tests. We have tests; come get one. The test results are all mixed together making it impossible to interpret them.” Get a test. Don’t get a test. No wonder the average parent is a little confused by it all.
When I first saw the photograph, I thought it should be called “It Won’t Be Like This Forever.” A pregnant mother. A sweet new baby. The return of her waistline. It reminded me in a stark, beautifully hopeful way that life does go on. And change is the one thing we can count on.