UPDATE: new CDC blackouts in testing numbers and abrupt press briefing “postponement”
Kate Greenaway illustrated Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes, and her “Ring Around the Rosie” – and my mother’s creepy, captivating, great-storyteller tale of what lay behind it – made me permanently hooked on plagues. Plus, I have a very weird but very real feel for pathogens. Always have.
“It’s definitely not polio, we checked” is about as definitive as it gets at the moment. This does not seem like several unrelated things, and I don’t think the CDC thinks it is either. They’re acting spooked, and they should be spooked.