From the syllabus: Writing project (due next session): Some illnesses make you feel bad, but you can still go about your business: e.g upper respiratory infections caused by rhinoviruses. Other infections wipe you out and you can’t get out of bed. Is it in the rhinovirus’s best interest to keep infected hosts in bed? What symptoms associated with common cold facilitate transmission of the virus? What is the best public health directive for colds: 1) go to work as usual. 2) go to the urgent care center for a work note. 3) stay at home.
Emergency Physician, Educator, Researcher, interested in the microbiome, evolution, and medicine