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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

be prepared for the flu this year

graphic of flu virus
picture of flu virus from cdc

you know what would be bad this year is to get the covid 19 and also the flu
so far there is no vaccine for covid 19
there may be in early 2021 or if we are lucky late late 2020
but if it does become available it may be awhile before most of us can get it

its not the case though with the flu shot
it is usually readily available for everyone to access
this would be the year to be sure and get your flu shot

if you were to get both of those infections together most of us will not do well
dont take a chance
get your flu shot this year

i know i know its early but september will be here before you know it
i usually wait until early october to get my flu shot
early enough to prevent an early case of the flu but late enough so the flu shot will last into the spring

i was looking at some covid 19 graphs the other day listing all the countries who have covid 19
of course the us was number one
no distinction to be proud of i might add
down at the bottom was a graph of the flu outbreaks in the southern hemisphere thats happening now
its their winter there
they get the flu first then it heads our way

the graph was as flat as a fritter

people are wearing a mask
people are social distancing
people are washing their hands or using disinfectants a lot

these are the same thing that also slows down transmission of the flu
its working down in the south world
it should work here also
a flu shot to that mix and you should be well protected from getting the flu

anyone coming around mr hudson has to have a flu shot and all their other immunizations updated
doing all these things protect people like mr hudson but also all the vulnerable folks like grandparents new babies pregnant folks immunosuppressed folks diabetics etc

keep doing those covid 19 things we all should be doing
get your flu shot this fall
protect your loved ones
protect yourself

get that covid 19 immunization when it becomes available

its not too early to be thinking about all this
the flu shots should be here in september
get yours
ill get mine
we all will be protected

the organicgreen doctor

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