We had an amazing two days in Mexico City – which is fast becoming one of my favorite cities in the world. As many of you know from other social media sites, I spoke to the Mexican Senate yesterday about the pandemic response and lessons learned. This all came about when my friend and fellow physician, Dr. Alejandro Diaz Villalobos, asked me to come speak to the Mexican Senate at the behest of Senator Rafael Espino de la Pena, so how could I refuse?
A little secret, Mexico City is pretty amazing. The food, buildings, culture, people, art, city landscaping blend to create a pretty perfect place to visit. So, although the trip was short, Jill and I enjoyed an extended lunch at a cantina and then dinner at an Argentinean restaurant with Dr. Diaz and the Senator, along with many, many others. For this trip, we did chose to have security (not because Mexico City is unsafe but because of the nature of the presentation) and we did not advertise our trip on the Internet beforehand. We have just gotten used to the idea that someone, somewhere is listening in to our conversations and reading most of our emails. So, we have to sometimes take precautions.
Now we are at the airport, waiting for a plane to DC. From there, we don’t get to go home but instead we are off to the Gaylord Hotel at the National Harbor for the CPAC conference, where I will be speaking later in the week. I am looking forward to being able to listen to various speakers, meet with people – including staff from Congress and the Senate and various friends.
Anyway – about the video. Unfortunately, the video version is with a translator, so I have also uploaded a separate audio track -which is me speaking at the Senate.