Behind every VIA article there's an intrepid reporter risking sunburn on an exotic Tahitian cruise, indigestion on San Francisco's best food tours, and over-exfoliation in the West Coast's most relaxing spas. These are the men and women who lived to tell the tale.
As a journalist who writes about medicine and science, Ingfei Chen has had many opportunities to develop hypochondria. A former San Francisco resident, she used to always wash her hands after riding on the MUNI system. Her research for VIA's Jetsetting-Germs revealed that the same compulsion would serve her well in avoiding SARS. She now lives in Santa Cruz.