welcome to the organic green doctor blog

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
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
please feel free to follow me along this path
i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Monday, November 30, 2020

covid 19-you may only get one chance to get it wrong


sadly a lot of americans may have made that wrong choice this thanksgiving
because of that choice some of them and their at risk relatives or friends will not get another chance to make another bad choice

by christmas many will be in the hospital many will be in the icu some will eventually be on the ventilator 
by mid january many will be attending virtual funerals or should i say their relatives and friends will be
they made a bad choice
it was a wrong one

a lot of Christmases got ruined this weekend

a leading infectious disease expert recommended if you attended a thanksgiving event this year you should do a covid 19 test this week and quarantine yourself from any contact with anyone over 65 years old

here in california in sant clara county next to san francisco if you travel from outside of 150 miles from there they are recommending you quarantine yourself when you arrive there
thats where the san francisco 49ers are located
they are not being allowed to even play football there right now
the 49ers will have to go somewhere else to play their next few games
no local sporting events are allowed like colleges or high schools

in los angeles starting today a stay at home order has been placed
our numbers here in santa barbara are climbing multiple times each week
the counties around us have even higher rates

if all 380,000,000 americans got infected with the covid 19 virus
there would be 5,320,000 deaths from covid 19
we will probably be at around 500,000 deaths by mid to late january or early february
well over half of them will be our parents our grandparents our great grandparents

the number of folks from 18-40 who are getting covid 19 are increasing
so is the number of folks in that age range who are being admitted for their covid 19 infections

the mortality rate for children 5-14 is 1.34
deaths per 1000 cases
its a low rate unless one of them is your child

if all 380,000,000 of us americans get the covid 19 vaccines
the number of deaths from covid 19 will be closer to zero
if we all dont get the vaccine
then that death number will be much higher
the covid 19 pandemic may not ever go away

we are at a critical point in all of this right now
we did not pass the first part of that journey this weekend

the peak thats occurring is only the beginning 
it the peak will only get higher and higher
many of you will fall off that cliff
you will miss the exhilaration when we all reach that peak and can slide down the other side of that slope
this will occur when and only when we all get vaccinated

it again is all up to us
wear your mask
keep a safe distance
avoid groups
do no not needed travel
get the vaccine when it gets here

if you dont get the vaccine please stay away from the rest of us

its expected that many employers will require their employees to be vaccinated

it will be a bumpy bump ride for the next 2-3 months
if we all get there will be determined by how well we acted to protect ourselves and others

my hope is next thanksgiving we all get to have our thanksgiving get togethers safely
that all our loved ones will be there to enjoy it with us

the organicgreen doctor

No comments:

Post a Comment