Medium I Have Missed You — Warts and All

It is very weird to back writing here on Medium again after a much too long involuntary “vacation.” My petition for account reinstatement was actually approved on October 5th but due to the currently disastrous state of my email inbox I only just got the news now. My account was suspended almost exactly one year ago and so much has happened in the intervening months. This includes a global viral pandemic in which myself and my wife have been completely caught up, myself in diagnostic test development and her on the vaccine front. So much I could write about that topic alone but unfortunately I am bound by layers of confidentiality agreements and the deadly serious vow from my wife that I would “rue the day I was born” should I let something slip in my writings that was not meant to be shared. I can say that I am as hopeful as I have been in quite sometime about the possibilities for a safe and effective vaccine. I am currently working through a mile deep pile of administrative and government red tape to get access to the BSL-3 lab where my wife works so that I can conduct some much needed studies using the actual infective SARS-CoV-2 virus and not the surrogates with which I am stuck currently. You can bet I will be writing a lot about that experience. Oh yeah I built a website using bluehost and wordpress and moved all my writings there. It was about as popular as my Medium blog, which is to say, not very. In any event, gotta go for now, but man it is good to be back…….but, wtf, no subtitles? The clever subtitle was one of my trademarks. Damn…

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Research scientist (Ph.D. micro/mol biology), Thought middle manager, Everyday junglist, Selecta (Ret.), Boulderer, Cat lover, Fish hater

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