Food science offers diverse career opportunities and is consistently growing—the US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that food safety employment will rise 8% by 2026.
“I thought of sepsis with elderly patients and immunocompromised patients, but that’s just not true,” said Meyers. “It can happen to you; it can happen to your daughter; it can happen to a perfectly healthy individual; it can happen to anyone.”
“The thing about sepsis, that I can tell you from living experience, is that it’s super-fast,” said Clawson. “When you get sepsis, it’s a downhill turn and turning it back around is not something that’s easy to do.”
Anna Lopez spent a night in December 2018 nervously making the four-hour drive from Miami back home to Safety Harbor, Florida. Her fiancé, Todd, had been admitted to the hospital earlier that day, after his severe cold progressed to the point where he could barely walk.