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I wanted to circle back with Dr. Drake after a couple of months to get her pulse check on Covid-19 and where we’ve arrived after two months sheltering in place. The week after our last interview, she co authored an op-ed that was published on TheHill.com.

The two epidemiologists outlined what I thought was a really smart plan to create a reserve army of Public Health care workers to begin contact tracing efforts and I wanted to know how the article landed. 

I’m struggling to understand a lot of things as I know we all are, and as it turns out, so is Dr. Drake. Testing, going back to school, summer - all these things remain murky. So much is murky. I find myself wanting to talk to the person with the answers only to continue to realize there isn’t that person. They don’t exist. 

I talk with Dr. Drake about my extreme level of confusion and how conflicted I feel about what’s happening. I know I’m not alone. Dr. Drake and I talk about fatigue - Zoom fatigue, home fatigue, all of it and this interview turns more personal.  The bottom line is that we miss each other. We miss our life. This is difficult. But I always enjoy Dr. Drake's practical take on how to handle continued social distancing - I find her empowering and her advice is practical. I hope you take something away from our conversation.

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