Parenting in Times of COVID-19, Part 1: She’s Positive

At the end of the first day, I’m exhausted. And I’m not the one sick… Yet.

My daughter started having a runny nose last Friday. I chalked it up to allergies and took her to daycare. She had no other complaints, and my own allergies have been going strong. The car is covered in pollen every morning. She has also had no fever, though — being my daughter — she gets warm at any exposure to the sun.

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Rene F. Najera, MPH, DrPH

Rene F. Najera, MPH, DrPH

DrPH in Epidemiology. Associate/JHBSPH. Adjunct/GMU. Epidemiologist at a county health dept. Editor, History of Vaccines. Father. Husband. (He/Him/His/El)