February 2020

The outbreak of the coronavirus, and the parallel spread of anxiety it has sparked across the globe, reminded me of the following quote from the father of microbiology:

“The role of the infinitely small in nature is infinitely great.” -Louis Pasteur, 1822-1895.  And with that, a simple reminder that the best way to avoid getting or spreading flu-like viruses is to cough into your elbow, avoid people who have an obvious infection, stay home if you have symptoms, and wash your hands–thoroughly and frequently.