Dr. Tan shares her must-reads from the October issue.
The Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 continues to surge throughout the United States, especially in unvaccinated populations, resulting in critical hospital bed shortages in many areas of the country. This has led to a major increase in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations among children, coinciding with a surge of respiratory syncytial virus infections that also places a strain on available pediatric hospital beds. The COVID-19 pandemic is not over, and everyone who can get vaccinated should do so.
This month’s journal has a number of must-read articles:
Thank you for providing outstanding care to your patients during these rapidly changing times. Please make time to take care of yourselves—the importance of which I was recently reminded of when a family medical emergency arose. Consider this anonymous quotation: “When life gives you a hundred reasons to break down and cry, show life that you have a million reasons to smile and laugh. Stay strong.” As always, I welcome your suggestions, comments, and questions.
With warmest regards,
Tina Q. Tan