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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
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this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Monday, November 16, 2020

covid 19-dont let this one be the last one


you can just feel it coming
like a tsunami way off in the distance gradually moving this way

its the covid 19 tsunami that we all have been worried about
its sad to see this about to happen since we are so close to ending this covid 19 nightmare

we have 244000+ deaths here in the usa
we lead the world in deaths and in cases
not something to be proud of
it seems that what we have been doing hasnt worked real well 
should i say what some of yall havent been doing

we are way way behind on doing what needs to be done to stop this tsunami

the worst case of covid 19 disaster is south dakota
it is the worst place to be in the world right now for covid 19
not a thing to be very proud of
for some reason their governor seems to be

they had the big bike rally that probably pushed them over the edge of the cliff
then a large rodeo
not much effort is seen by the powers to be to slow things down
shall we say 
the tsunami has already hit south dakota
the sad part is
it hasnt peaked yet

this is my hand drawn graph
it could be covid 19 deaths or hospitalizations or cases
it would look about the same

when i drew it i didnt know for sure which way the top of that third wave would go
it seems
its going straight up in the air 
where it will peak no one knows for sure
the sad thing is
that peak may not happen until late january or february
just imagine in your area what it will be like when the peak occurs 2-3 months from now

whats sad is the first two vaccines that appear to be effective are at 90% and 95% effective
if we all get those vaccines and do what south dakota is not doing we might get through this next
several months with most of us alive

if we dont
well we are going to lose a lot of folks to covid 19
plus a lot of people who have covid 19 are left with a lot of residual defects like respiratory mental health cardiac neurological and other chronic problems
i read this morning that 1 in 5 people who get covid 19 are left with mental health issues

so now we are facing thanksgiving and christmas holidays
kids are coming home from school and many will be told not to return to school
remember kids coming home for the holidays may be the vectors that will spread it to the vulnerable ones in our family 

more than half the people who get the covid 19 get it from folks they know

your family gatherings this holidays may be the last for some of your family members

the new president elect has plans to be more aggressive to do many of the things that should have been done over 6 months ago but wasnt
the sad thing is that it may be too late when january 20 gets here for all that needs to be done to help those we will lose between now and then

its estimated that we may have 500,000 folks dead from covid 19 by then

you cant just wish this thing away
watch what happens in south dakota if you just want to let this covid 19 go unchecked
if you dont believe in masks just remember when you get buried they dont put one on you

this again as ive written before
is up to us and each of our families to slow this down

i sure want to celebrate thanksgiving with our extended family 
i sure want to have a big ole family reunion where we can kiss and hug and visit

we all need to wait

we all need to take a covid year off

the organicgreen doctor

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