The retweets, likes and opinions lit up for hrs Saturday immediately after a nicely-recognized San Francisco COVID specialist posted an incredible tale on Twitter.

“I’ve been tweeting about COVID for virtually 2 decades,” wrote Dr. Bob Wachter, UCSF’s chief of medication. “But this week it turned personal when my 28-12 months-old younger son bought it.”

What followed, in 25 tweets, disclosed a kind of wrestling match inside of Wachter — an interior contest concerning the details-savvy health practitioner who understood that a younger, triple-vaccinated individual would possibly climate COVID just good — and as of Sunday that appeared to be the scenario — and the loving father who felt the pandemic’s pain up close, possibly for the 1st time.

With his son’s authorization, Wachter explained his son as generally wholesome but chubby, which set him at “moderately superior risk” for COVID. Wachter reported his son will work in purchaser provider in downtown San Francisco. He is careful. He masks up. And when omicron strike in December and his father urged him to ditch his two-ply cloth mask for the much more conservative KN95, he listened.

“I’ve concerned that he’d get it from function, or from the bus,” Wachter wrote. “But that is not how it transpired.”

A close friend, also absolutely vaccinated, joined his son Monday evening to observe a movie. On Wednesday early morning, “he woke up & felt dreadful.”

His son’s throat felt sore, his cough was dry, and his muscles ached. He had the chills.