ASTMH is actively represented in just about every aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic as public health practitioners, healthcare workers and researchers. We are being tapped by the news media as experts and writing op-ed pieces about the need for outbreak support. Our Journal is publishing new papers on the topic almost daily and we are providing free webinars about this novel coronavirus. The Society has been busy, too, on the policy front advocating for support and needed funds to respond and prepare for future outbreaks.
I want to share my gratitude for all of the work everyone out there is doing. And I know my colleagues on the Board feel just as heartened by the commitment of all our members to alleviate the suffering happening to so many right now. Thank you.
Our ASTMH staff has been monitoring the efforts of many of our members and leadership during this crisis. While not a comprehensive list, we offer below a sample of where your fellow members have appeared in the public spotlight during the last few months. Send us your own accounts and, please, be safe and be well.
Joel G. Breman, MD, DTPH, FIDSA, FASTMH