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Monday, September 21, 2020

covid 19-a grim milestone this week

this week we should hit the grim milestone of 200,000 deaths in the us due to covid 19
the world will reach a million deaths due to covid 19
the us represents 20% of the cases even though we have only 4.25% of the worlds population

the next wave which may be the largest yet in the us may raise that number another 100,000 to 200,000 this year which would make it at least the third leading cause of death in the us this year 
it might become number two or if its real bad it may be number one

this implies that we have done something wrong
i saw a program on taiwan who has around 20 million folks but have had only 7 deaths

i ask what did they do right that we seem to have done wrong
those are the questions we need to be asking

for starters
if we had done these four simple things at the beginning 
wearing masks
keeping our social distance from others
washing our hands frequently
avoiding large groups
then the 200,000 lost lives here in the united states would have been cut in maybe half

we could have saved 50,000 to 100,000 lives
whats so political incorrect about all that

failing to do so is killing our elderly and our friends and our close relatives 

20 of the 50 states are starting to have another uptick in cases
its predicted that the cases will began to climb such that the 2nd wave or 3rd wave or whatever wave it is will overcome us
it will be larger and wider than those before

we arent doing those four things well

the labor day holiday where folks moved around a lot and got close together started it off
we didnt learn from memorial day did we
the schools opened causing more outbreaks in younger folks who dont necessarily get real sick but become vectors who carry it to their more vulnerable contacts like teachers parents grandparents aunts uncles etc
the colleges and universities opened and many have turned into a vector stew pot spreading the covid 19 among themselves and to others outside the universities
sports teams for all ages have started up 
another vector source
now professional teams and maybe rich universities can afford to bubble the athletes but most colleges dont have those resources
then the cold weather forces folks inside where the covid 19 can get concentrated in the air

then there is the twindemic thats about to start up soon
thats the flu
the covid 19
both peaking at the same time

i just read where the flu is already in san francisco so it is probably elsewhere in the country
the best way to prevent getting the flu is to get a flu shot 
i get mine in early october
you do those things that we should all be doing to keep from getting the covid 19
those things i listed above

the covid 19 vaccine is coming
even it comes early which it probably wont most of us wont be able to get it until next year
for this winter 
you need to get your flu shot and do those 4 things i listed above

history is not going to look kindly at how the us handled the covid 19 pandemic that left us and is leaving us with such death and economic devastation

history always takes the politics out of what happens and tells the truth

get your flu shot 

the organicgreen doctor

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