This is, somehow, the last edition of Vitals you'll get from me before I hand over the keys to Tina! Of course, I'll still fill in for her from time to time, and you'll see my name show up in the newsletter all the time.
- I had no idea at all what I was in for — covering a global pandemic — when I took over the newsletter back in April 2019.
- I'll be honest, parts of it were awful, and I'm sure there were many days this newsletter was a real downer to read. But I am confident I'll look back at covering the pandemic via this newsletter as one of the most important things I've ever done, and it's been an honor to get to do such meaningful work.
- When I took over, Sam told me the best part of Vitals was the readers, and y'all have proved him right. Thank you for all the kind notes, smart feedback and great tips. Keep in touch! My email isn't changing — email@example.com.
Today's word count is a beefy 1,409, or a 5-minute read.