I actually wasn’t going to read the Q&A with Laura Kahn *02 (Life of the Mind, April 22) because I have been gorging myself on COVID-19 articles and doubted there was anything new for me to learn. However, I am so glad I did — and learn I did. 

I found Kahn’s clear and precise discussion about how human and animal and environmental health are linked very informative. I also thought that her suggestion of creating a “department of animal and environmental health that monitors the health of all animals (companion, livestock, and wildlife)” was a brilliant one. I hope people are listening.

Donna Nuttall Joe ’86
North Potomac, Md.