December 8, 2021
I think many of us enter 2022 with a sense of optimism and anticipation for brighter days as it relates to the pandemic.
One source of that optimism for me stems from the indispensable work you are doing: conducting clinical trials of COVID-19 related vaccines and therapeutics, studying the epidemiology of COVID-19 and its complications, encouraging vaccination of our patients and families, and caring for children with a wide range of infections (including influenza A that decided to visit again after a year on sabbatical). The board and I are truly proud of the impact our members are having on health and well-being around the world during this uncertain time.
As for anticipation, the PIDS Board of Directors recently held our last meeting of the year. We approved several measures during the meeting that you will see in increasing detail over the next few months, and I wanted to share with you a sneak preview of some of the highlights.
As we round the corner into 2022, let us continue to be grateful for what has come and eager for the new beginnings that lie ahead.
Onward and upward,
C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPH, FPIDS