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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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Monday, August 10, 2020

70,000 reasons to do it


thats the number of americans that are expected to be saved if 95% of us would just wear a mask 

if we dont those 70,000 folks will just die because we all didnt do the simple act of wearing a mask

is that too much to ask
it is predicted that by the end of the year that we will have lost 300,000 of us to the covid 19
a good portion could be prevented by simply donning a mask

there have been over 300,000+ kids diagnosed with covid 19
at least 100 have died
several hundreds have been hospitalized

should kids wear a mask
well it sure seems so

many kids are about to enter a big scientific experiment by being sent off to school
we will soon see just how contagious this virus is in kids and whether it can be be spread to teachers school workers and their families

if the experiment goes awry the numbers affected will get worse
so far in some places its not starting out too well


wear a mask save a life
failing to not wear one exposes the vulnerable ones in your life
like in my life it would be me my wife she mr hudson our new grand baby mr n his mom his great grandmother

duke university just did a scientific experiment described in this article looking at how well the different masks work
they used simple materials a box a laser a lens and their cell phone camera

 of course the n95 mask worked the best then the surgical mask then the cloth mask like i usually wear but the neck gaiter mask interestingly didnt help much nor did the bandanna

the kn95 mask is generally just as good as the n95 mask

it seems the neck gaiter and bandanna make the droplets break into more smaller droplets that gets dispersed so its more like not wearing a mask
you might consider not wearing one of those since they dont help very much

also they found that just speaking spews out droplets into the air

so in summary 

we can save 70,000 folks from dying here in the us before the end of the year if we all wear masks

if you dont wear a mask then you i guess dont care about saving their lives
i cant think of a good excuse

remember over half of the cases they caught from thier close contacts at get togethers in homes weddings funerals etc

wear a n95 or kn95 mask if you can then a surgery mask if you can find them then wear a cloth mask as your third choice but consider not to wear one of the gaiter masks or bandannas

here is what i do or plan to do
if i walk out the door i wear my cloth mask
if i will be in a higher risk environment like the pharmacy or grocery store i wear my n95 mask
if i will be around a high risk person i will wear my n95 mask or cloth mask
this was recently recommended by a well known infectious disease experiment

i wash my hands on entering our condo
i use sanitizer on entering my car after being somewhere
i keep 10 ft from people if i can
i dont socialize outside our circle

lets save a life wear a mask
if you dont wear a mask the person you infect could be your loved one

the organicgreen doctor

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