Dear Members of the Baylor College of Medicine Community,
In this week’s video, I am answering a number of questions I have received over the last several weeks related to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Having these vaccines distributed before the end of the year is a great gift for all of us as we continue to see cases and deaths rising across the country.
As we say farewell to 2020, I want to thank everyone for their incredible work this year. Regardless of the role you have at Baylor, every member of the Baylor community has contributed in some way to our success. Although the year has been dominated by the pandemic, there have been great achievements related to our response to COVID-19 and our ongoing work in all of our mission areas. This is one of the top academic medical centers in the country, and I would not want to be anywhere but Baylor.
My thanks to everyone who voted on what Lily should wear for the holidays. The vote was incredibly close on which outfit Lily should wear with Mrs. Claus as the winner. Several people suggested Lily should wear both including Gina Santucci who wrote me, “There is no rule that states a girl can’t have two. I vote for Mrs. Claus during the day and Santa Baby in the evening.” So that is exactly what we did.
Please ring in the New Year safely. Wear your mask, be diligent about hand sanitizing and keep your distance when around others. With vaccines rolling out, there is light at the end of our pandemic tunnel so hang in there for a few more months.
My best wishes to everyone for a happy and healthy 2021.
Paul Klotman, M.D.
President & CEO