Puzzling question? Doc breaks it down
Outgoing Acting CDC Director Dr. Richard Besser speaks at a conference of epidemiologists in Buffalo, N.Y., on June 8, 2009. Besser says it doesn’t appear swine flu is going away and that may mean two separate flu shots for some people in the fall.
Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013 12:00 am
ATLANTA — In 2009, Dr. Richard Besser faced a public health crisis just months after being named the interim chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
With a calm voice, Besser informed and soothed a jittery nation during the outbreak of H1N1 “swine flu.” His performance impressed many — including Amy Entelis, then head of talent at ABC News. She asked him if he’d ever considered being an on-air medical correspondent.
Copyright ©2014 Omaha World-Herald. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, displayed or redistributed for any purpose without permission from the Omaha World-Herald.
To purchase rights to republish this article, please contact The World-Herald Store.
Monday, May 13, 2013 12:00 am.