by Raywat Deonandan, PhD
Epidemiologist & Associate Professor
University of Ottawa
(I add my credentials to these COVID-19 blog posts in case they get shared. I want readers to know that my opinion is supposedly an educated and informed one)
I have so neglected this blog of late. I had promised to add some thoughts about Sweden’s COVID-19 experiment, the science behind mask-wearing, and even strategies for re-opening schools. I still hope to get to those things. But new fatherhood has been a tad more taxing than I’d expected.
I have, though, still been doing many (too many) media engagements, talking about the latest developments in COVID-19 research. I now list those contributions in this site’s News section. Today, my significant other (known here as “The Blonde Girl”) commanded me to say no to all media requests for 24 hours. One journalist so denied commented that I was demonstrating good “husbandry”. I choose to believe it was an intentional misuse of the word, thus representing a most delicious burn that I am proud to wear openly.
So while I try to manufacture the time to craft a more thoughtful post, today you get another summary, however brief, of some of the recent questions posed to me by journalists, and the responses I offered.
Let us begin…