Report this! Extra extra read all about it – your condition is cured. Didn’t you hear about it? No? Well today’s your turn to write it. I know we already covered lies, misconceptions, and wrote some ridiculous headlines. But today’s a little different. Put on your best newscaster-hairdo, sharpen your pencils, flip to a clean page of your memo pad, and get down to business – today you’re a good old-fashioned journalist.
You wake up, it’s some day in the future, and your condition or (any health-related issue) has been cured. You heard right: cured. And you’ve been chosen to cover this breaking news. It’s your big break: write the Press Release, interview the cure-founder, or visit the discovery site where patients everywhere are flocking to get in line. Don’t worry about coming across as those misinformed yet hungry snake oil salesmen – we’re talking about something that could actually be real – just isn’t quite there yet.
You can use your imagination as much as you like – but feel free to write as yourself, knowing everything you know, but being a witness to this incredible moment in history. Since you’re a trusted blogger (and this is the near or semi-near future) – the media wants to hear your invaluable perspective! So give the people what they want.
Be as scientific or as fantastical as you like. What does this “cure” entail? What should the general public know about it? How will this cure influence patients of the past, present, and future? Is this a genetic discovery, a vaccine, pill, regimen, eradication, alternative medication, natural supplement, technological robotic device, or something magic? Is it a more effective version of something we have today or is it beyond of current scope of treatment altogether?
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