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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, April 26, 2021

covid 19-its real awfully bad there but not as bad here

as the pandemic gets better here in the us we have to keep a close eye on what is going on in the rest of the world
we can control it here but if its not controlled elsewhere in the world it will be back here in greater numbers if we dont help them out to get their populations immunized

you cant quarantine yourself out of this 

i remember when i was in practice in the austin area eg i saw a sick child in my office 
just 24 hours earlier he had ended a summer stay in sudan
his diagnosis malaria
he was adequately treated with drugs here in the us

whats there can be here the next day 
so it can be with covid 19
one infection can lead to thousands in a matter of weeks

we cant let our vigilance to keep this pandemic under control

india is totally getting overwhelmed
folks are turned away from the hospitals
the hospitals are running out of oxygen 
when the oxygen runs out the patients die soon afterwards

we have to help take care of the world to help take care of ourselves

someone sick in michigan or new york or new jersey can be in your town the same day they leave there
what is happening in other states is important to all of us

in michigan and new york and other northern states things are starting to tick down some
michigan has dropped down about 10% in cases last week
their numbers are still high

in the us we are having around 50,000 cases a day 
10,000 cases are where we need to be
actually zero is even better
that might not ever happen  here in the us again

here in santa barbara our numbers continue to drop
we were down 20% last week
california has one of the lowest rates in the country

i knew things were getting better yesterday when i went to trader joes
there was no old people hour
i had to wipe down my own cart
there wasnt a long line waiting to get in
no one was outside counting the number going in and going out
as i checked out they even bagged my groceries in my reusable shopping bags
i asked them
you mean i dont have to take my stuff outside to bag them myself
no they said
good i said since i cant bag them as good as yall do

as goes trader joes so goes our response to this pandemic

also i read this morning that
the houston memorial hospital system will require all employees to be vaccinated
soon to follow will be baylor college of medcine and the houston memorial hermann hospital system

here ucsb will also require all staff and students this fall to be immunized

this will be happening all across the us in many industries and other places of employment and places of entertainment 

be ready when it happens
get your vaccination
your immunization record will be an important document

when the liability insurances start requiring this or more likely when they refuse to cover any covid 19 liabilities you will see more of these vaccine requirements

science can now track down the source of infections which means the suits will follow soon afterwards
i am already seeing the ads on tv

the solutions to all of this 

wear your mask
follow cdc guidelines on socialization
watch these guidelines closely as they will be changing frequently over the next few weeks
limit travel
if you do travel follow the cdc guidelines

i spoke with an acquaintance yesterday 
he has had his two vaccines
he is in the medical field
he still has to be tested 3 times a week anyway 
he has to wear a mask always at work
they have had no outbreaks in their high risk facility 

wash your hands

i still do all of these
i have liberalized my activities some but am still following the cdc guidelines and the states guidelines

we are closer to getting back to normal
i look forward to that day 

we all have to do this together 
to defeat this pandemic

the organicgreendoctor

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