Last night, I stumbled across a link to this piece:
Somehow I read all the way through it before I saw who had written it. Then it all made sense. Like a bad penny, Betsy McCaughey, turns up yet again. Since it's a holiday and I would prefer to stay in a joyful mood, I won't write anything about her, but refer you here to see our previous postings about her.
So on this Thanksgiving Day, I'm thankful for the CDC. Over the course of my career, I have come to know many people who work there, particularly in the hospital infections group. They are simply a great bunch--smart, hard-working, dedicated people who do great work with little recognition. The CDC has been working in the area of healthcare associated infections for over four decades and it's difficult to imagine what healthcare epidemiology would look like today were it not for these folks.