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Interview on the radio

I did the following radio interview back in April of 2010, shortly after the 2009 influenza pandemic, for Maryland Morning. It’s ten minutes that seemed eternal to me because of the questions she threw at me. (If you don’t see the audio player to play the interview in your browser, you’ll see a download link.)

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René F. Najera, DrPH

I'm a Doctor of Public Health, having studied at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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1 reply

  1. Many, many, many years ago, I know that same issue.
    I was on hand. I was bright. Hence, for a dearth of specialists that now exist today, I know far too well what pressure you endured.
    Strangely, my dry and factual, by intent, description of the event managed to avoid history. Something important to our field of endeavor.
    And no, it wasn’t intelligence.
    After that experience and considering the desired intent at the time that was subjugated by the reality of the situation, it was on plan. Just not on our intent at the time.
    At the time, it was early during the Reagan era, when things were, erm, a bit tense.
    I was selected due to “magic”, I figured out the motivations of many people at various times. I was and still am quite accurate.
    Thankfully, no video survives of my stumbling as I learned the lay of the land.
    None exists today by desire, as the sparse few videos never acquired my release signature.
    I far, far, far prefer retiring to anonymity.
    Because, an exciting life is notable overall for one thing, it’s brevity.
    Boring is good, boring is cool. I’ve lived outside boring, it sucked, boring is way and above and beyond the call of cool.


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