Views from a pandemic

In the Summer 2021 issue of the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions News magazine, some of the college’s faculty, staff and students shared the struggles, surprises and silver linings in an unforgettable year. While there are many universalities in the COVID-19 experience, the article notes, it has affected everyone differently.

“I’ve worked more intensively on COVID-19 than anything else I’ve ever worked on before,” said Professor of Biostatistics Ira Longini, Ph.D. “For previous infectious disease outbreaks threats that I have worked on in the past I always went there. I never experienced being threatened directly where I live and having all my family, friends and colleagues being threatened as well as everyone else. That has made a huge difference.”

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