Pause and Reflect
Every once in a while a story comes along that is totally off topic but gives cause for pause and reflection. This is one about the head of the NIH, Frances Collins, and a young man named Sam Berns.
The occasion is Sam’s death of OLD age at age 17. Sam had Progeria.
He was a remarkable boy with a very rare killer disease that caught a lot of people’s attention and led to some very interesting science of benefit to many more who don’t have the problem.
I can’t tell it any better than the NIH did here:
This land of ours with escalating chaos, super-hype and criticism, materialism and stress, is still a great place to be.