Each year as I compose my year-end message, I reflect on the year’s developments, events, news, etc., in a vitiligo “state-of-the-year” sort of way. While the work of research, advocacy, and awareness in the world of vitiligo most definitely continued this year, it may have seemed, like so much else in the world, to be lost in the background.
It seems like a lifetime has passed since the message I wrote for the Spring newsletter when COVID-19 was beginning its epic spread. I don’t think many of us could have imagined the turmoil the world would be facing in the months that have followed. We’d never even heard of terms such as “social distancing.”