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this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
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Thursday, December 17, 2020

covid 19-our d day


when this pandemic took off in march or april i was talking to my historian brother who also is retired military
i told him you know we need to get that cigar smoking guy from the national guard who took over the katrina disaster and have him run things to fight this pandemic
maybe use them to get the supplies like masks and gowns and ventilators and covid tests out to where its needed across the country
thats what the military is good at

when history looks back they will show that the way the pandemic was handled cost thousands of lives

now months later we have millions of cases in the us and over 300,000+ americans dead from the virus
with thousands more to die before we can get this pandemic under control

now the vaccines are here
the troops have arrived
it was reassuring to see that general in his camo uniform talking about the distribution of the vaccine
all across the nation
only the military could do things like that efficiently
also thank you fedex and ups

during the gulf war we lived near the ft hood army base and we watched as miles and miles of military equipment was shipped to ports to be sent to the middle east

as i heard that general talking this last week i thought about all that military equipment being shipped 
now the vaccines are on the planes and trucks moving out from a central hub throughout the country

yes monday was our d day against the enemy the covid 19
the battle has begun with millions of weapons ie vaccines that will eventually shut this viral pandemic down

science had done a good job of making this vaccine from not having one to months later having millions of doses to be used to fight this war with

i dont think this would happen without the militarys know how

i did choke up and get teary eyed when i saw that first nurse get that shot

just think in that 0.3 ml shot is the thing that when injected into us will trigger our bodies to build antibodies to prevent us from getting sick from the covid 19
it will allow healthcare workers to safely care for these patients without the worry of catching the virus
it will allow us to visit our families and friends again 
it will allow us to go back to work
it will allow us to go back to school
it will allow us to travel
it will allow our economy to be jump started and return back to where it was before this thing started

it is what we are waiting for

we all have to get the vaccine
we all still have to wear our masks
we all have to safe distance 
we all have to continue to wash our hands
i may always wear a mask now
we will be able to do all those things we use to do

yes one day we wont have to wear a mask or safe distance or wash our hands as much
however like those who suffered during the great depression
im afraid it will leave a permanent scar on our psyche 

thanks to our military for help in getting this out to all of us
thanks to the scientists for developing this vaccine

the day this distribution all started will be remembered by all of us as
our d day

the organicgreen doctor

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