📍On Feb 14 2020 on CNN interview in Lafayette Park— I said US cases 10x higher.

➡️I got hate messages for being a “fear monger” alarmist. Some even spread misinfo I wasn’t an epidemiologist (Harvard, Dept of Epidemiology, Doctor of Science 2007, 🤷🏻‍♂️)

...What a crazy sad year 😢
2) Lots of hate last Jan 2020... so much denialism... nymag.com/intelligencer/…
3) Another perspective in Salon. salon.com/2020/03/27/a-t…
4) A redemption piece in @thedailybeast, by @WajahatAli. It was a crazy rollercoaster ride for my family.
5) I think we should always be kinder and more open minded to each other when nobody is certain about anything.

And when there is uncertainty around something potentially calamitous and dangerous, take the road of the precautionary principle.

Stay safe and good night folks.

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