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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

how risky is it to go to an event where you live


georgia tech risk assessment tool

mr hudson update
he should have been discharged a week ago
since he developed fever he has had to stay an extra week
it has been an up and down week for mr hudson this last week
initially his fever responded to the antiinfectives then it returned yesterday
although as a low grade temp that as of last early evening went away
we are awaiting this mornings report

if he can stay afebrile he may get to be discharged later this week
he felt better yesterday
here is crossing our fingers

one of the common ways the covid 19 gets spread is via group get togethers
sunday church

one person can come into that group and in some cases infect the whole group
in some cases causing the death of some of the vulnerable members
like parents and grandparents
from there it spreads out into the community

if you think you will attend one of these events think twice about it
remember vulnerable doesnt just mean grey headed folks
its asthma obesity hypertension pregnancy crohns ulcerative colitis arthritis like lupus rheumatoid chemo patients etc
many of whom are young

georgia tech did an assessment map
you can put in the number that will be at the event
slide over to its counties location
it will give you a percentage risk that at least one person will be at that event with covid 19

i pretended i was going to a wedding where 25 people would be there
i looked at places where i have lived

where i went to college in riverside ca     62% note the nearby county is 98%
where i live now in santa barbara     58%
where i went to medical school in little rock     51%
where i get my infusions in los angeles     61%
where i grew up in southern arkansas     20%
where i was in practice in texas     73%
where i lived at the country n    49%
there are places in hot spots that are over 90%

here is the link to the assessment map accessed by clicking here
slide in your number that will be there
put your cursor over the county where the event will be

that number gives you an idea if you should go
may answer without seeing it is
dont go
that person there wont give you the covid 19

be safe

wear a mask outside your home
keep your distance from other people
wash those hands

the organicgreen doctor

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