Tom Wilson


Like all Americans, I’ve witnessed the devastation that the pandemic has caused to the health of thousands of Americans, as well as the changes the virus necessitated to aspects of our everyday lives that we previously took for granted. Yet, there’s also a specific health-related issue that is buried in the chaos: the overall health and well-being of our children.

While there is an understandable focus on COVID specifically, I’m referring here to the many diseases and conditions that can become hazardous for young people if undiagnosed or not treated in a timely manner. While most children thankfully are not experiencing harsh symptoms of COVID, the pandemic can indirectly impact their health by disrupting normal medical care and check-ups.

Thomas J. Wilson, III, Rear Admiral, US Navy (Ret) is a resident of Biglerville and a member of Mission: Readiness, retired admirals and generals strengthening national security by ensuring kids stay in school, stay fit, and stay out of trouble.

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