Our excitement with getting back to normal can’t cover up how strange the journey back there will be

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Writing every week wasn’t something that came easy to me. This is how I did it.

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If you’re fully vaccinated, there’s no indication you need a booster yet. But many could urgently use that dose — here’s why.

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I read thousands of articles in the past year. These six are the most important for posterity.

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The pandemic shrank our social circles. It’s time to expand them.

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Academic medical centers in the U.S. didn’t do enough to combat Ebola in West Africa — that cost us when Covid hit.

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It’s been a long time since I saw a Covid patient in the ER, and I couldn’t be happier

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Around the world, many don’t have access to a vaccine. That’s scandalous.

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We’re fully vaccinated but our kids aren’t — can we still have fun?

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The U.S. vowed to be an ‘arsenal of vaccines’ for the world. What are we waiting for?

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Craig Spencer MD MPH

NYC ER doctor | Ebola Survivor | Director of Global Health in Emergency Medicine at Columbia University | Public Health Professor | Doctors Without Borders BoD

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