Thursday, February 15, 2024

Fauci Will Reflect on Long Federal Career in New Memoir ‘On Call,’ Out in June; Health Officials Reflect on Nearly Four Year Anniversary of COVID-19, and other C-Virus related stories

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Anthony Fauci will reflect on long federal career in new memoir ‘On Call,’ out in June:
Dr. Anthony Fauci has a memoir coming out in June, a look back at his long career as an infectious disease expert and the many outbreaks he contended with, from HIV/AIDS to the COVID-19 pandemic that made him famous.
Viking announced Thursday that Fauci’s “On Call: A Doctor’s Journey in Public Service” will be published on June 18.
“I hope that this memoir will serve as a personalized document for the reader to understand better the daunting challenges that we have faced in public health over the past 40 years,” Fauci said in a statement released Thursday by Viking. “I would also like to inspire younger individuals in particular to consider careers in public health and public service.”
Fauci, 83, was director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health for nearly 40 years, and was President Biden’s chief medical adviser until retiring in 2022.
Fauci served under seven presidents, starting with Ronald Reagan, but he is best known for his time during Donald Trump’s administration, when he and the White House often clashed over how to respond to the coronavirus. --->READ MORE HERE
Health officials reflect on nearly four year anniversary of COVID-19:
Dr. Leah Costello with Timber Lane Pediatrics in South Burlington says she’ll never forget March 7, 2020 – the day COVID came to Vermont.
“The unknown was so worrisome to all of us,” Dr. Costello said. “What is this virus? How long is it going to last? And what are we going to do about these kids?”
With 16 deaths that March, the Vermont Department of Health felt the pressure to take action.
“We were quite concerned and really gearing up, I think, for whatever worst-case scenario there could be,” Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine said.
According to the New York Times and the state health department, Vermont saw over 150,000 cases and over 1,100 deaths. Cases spiked in the winter of 2022 with the arrival of the Omicron variant. Through it all, the medical community worked tirelessly to track cases, inform the public, treat patients and get Vermonters back to daily life.
“We really could try to apply the best that public health has to offer, both to educating the population at large and to doing the right things,” Dr. Levine reflected.
“I think the thing that I really truly reflect on with COVID is just how we came together as a pediatric community,” Dr. Costello said. “What we did here in Vermont was really exceptional.”
Four years later, numbers have improved. The Department of Health tracked around 254 cases last week, half that of cases this time last year. Most Vermonters are vaccinated, with almost 150,000 doses administered since September. For many, access to COVID healthcare is life-changing. --->READ MORE HERE
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