This week was…heavy. As one colleague pointed out, “Watching the shift from COVID-19 as a medical and science problem to a moral one is the most taxing aspect of the pandemic”. We continue to watch a public health ethics course play out in real time.
I’m a physician and a Mom. I am so glad you are taking some time off for yourself and your family. We appreciate you.
MD and mom here. It is such a sad reflection on our current societal norms that you are getting death threats. Take that break and enjoy your family and your self-care time. I’m so glad you chose to write and publish your newsletter. You take care of you for as long as you need.
Dear Katelyn, your voice has been one of reason and sound logic. I am so grateful to you for making sense of the science for me and others. You found your passion and talent. However you are human and humans can feel frightened, exhausted, vulnerable and sad. Please look after yourself, your family needs you more than we do.
Marietta(psychiatrist Surrey BC)
A well deserved rest! I’m sure for every nasty person there are a thousand of us reading and grateful for your knowledge and wisdom who don’t know how to say thank you. Your work a has been tremendously helpful to our family in navigating the pandemic, thank you for being a guiding light! Enjoy your break and bravo for caring for yourself too.
I can not express how much I sincerely appreciate your objective interpretations of the scores of science based studies, conferences, decision makers discussions. I am so thankful and in awe that you continue to commit to all of us in the cyber sphere by taking the time and putting in the effort to post regularly.
May your vacation be rejuvenating and offer you the opportunity to reconnect with your precious family. Know you are needs and appreciated!
I am so grateful for you, and for your regular posts, and for your willingness to make the time to gather the data and share what you know with the world.
And I am astounded knowing that you are actively teaching, and mothering two small ones, and still you make time to write posts and share what you know.
I probably speak for many when I say that I never take you or your time for granted and know that the only way you can keep going is to take a break when you need to. I support you 100% and trust that you will take all the time you need, and that you’ll be back when you are able.
And WE love YOU. ❤️
Your gift to us has been immeasurable. As a 70 year old mother and grand mother of four who has lost two family members to covid I flailed in the wind for months trying to understand the data and the science. You have done more than your fair share to ground us, educate us and empathize with us as we wade through the sludge trying to make the best decisions. It is time for you to care for you and yours before we learn there has been yet one more casualty of this scourge. Take care and thank you again and again!
Katelyn, what can we your loyal readers, do to help? Sending hugs your way.
Hang in there, Katelyn! Your newsletter is a beacon of light in the fog of misinformation and govt silence. I look forward to every issue and send it to my friends and family, who are also grateful for your work. Enjoy your time off. Bob G
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All epidemiologists must be exhausted and heartbroken. Their advice ignored for political reasons, the wait for the <5 vaccine, the awfulness of those opposed to anything scientific -- it is just too much. I don't blame you for taking a break at all -- take as long as you need. We love you.
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I REALLY appreciate all the work you’ve done. Please take a long break and come back when you’re feeling safe and comfortable!!!
You deserve it, YLE! Your perspective has been invaluable. The very first thing I read everyday to steer me through the pandemic mess. Hope you have a restful and sweet time with your family. See you soon!
Thank you for your tireless efforts! Take your break and do not look back! At least not yet! I did the same thing at Xmas (Vitamin Sea) and returned to Omnicrom disaster in my medium sized town. Lost more patients and still trying to make sense of it all as it relates to each and everyone’s lives. I at least had more stamina to vaccinate more folks that want it and start 4th vaccine for immunosuppressed ones (majority of my patients). This is not a political issue, it is a human issue. The legislation can figure out the mandates but the rest of us are just trying to save lives and make a difference which ultimately should be why we went into medicine in the first place. God speed on your vacation and mental rest.
I can’t even begin to articulate my thoughts and feelings about this, so instead I’ll just say thank you. As a subscriber, business owner, and public health student, I am so grateful for the tedious work that you do. Your newsletters have helped me and my family navigate through this wild ride. You deserve the rest, and we’ll all be here when you return.