The story is all over Twitter right now.
A few words about Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli. He’s also the chief surgeon for Penn State/ Hershey Orthopedics in State College and, as such, doesn’t just work with student athletes. In fact, he did my mother’s hip replace surgery three years ago. And during the surgery, correctly caught that she had previously undiagnosed Atrial Fibrillation (Afib). Thanks to him, we got her into a cardiologist and on medication for the Afib. Saved her life in all likelihood.
He spent several hours Monday, along with epidemiologists, pediatricians, and infectious disease researchers from Penn State, during a school board meeting answering questions from the board and from the community via Zoom. This isn’t just some PR stunt. This was our community trying to figure out how reopening K-12 schools because the guidance from the federal gov’t is worse than useless.