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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
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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Monday, June 27, 2022

covid 19-maybe we dont need to be so worried now

here we are over 2 years after the covid pandemic started and many of us are scared to get out and do stuff that we used to do

in our county santa barbara county the infectious disease expert at our local hospital is able to give a ted talk like presentation that most of us can easily understand

if you watch it will probably ease many of your fears about where we are 

for me and my wife she we are quadrovaxxed
we wear our masks to go into stores or crowded situations
we try to do any get togethers or eating out at restaurants all outside

we have chosen not to fly yet or to go to any inside venues
well my wife she has done it twice with her mask on

we arent ready to fly yet
we have several friends and family that have safely done so

we know that we are unlikely to get hospitalized or die from covid 19
we just dont want to be put out of commission with covid 19 and feel bad for a couple of weeks
it seems the younger you are the better you do with covid

so watch dr fitzgibbons video and do what she says and you will do ok

the omicron variant with its two sub variants b4 and b5 are much more contagious but is causing less severe disease and hospitalizations and death
it also causes less long covid

most folks in the hospital with covid are there for other reasons

its not the same virus as the original wild type version
this wild type one was more virulent than the omicron 
it killed and maimed lots of folks

so these new subvaraints b4 and b5 will make you feel real bad like a bad case of the flu
it makes sense to protect yourself so it wont disrupt your lives
missing work school events etc plus just feeling lousy for days

most folks ive known who had it felt like that lousy for days

i dont like to feel lousy for days

she recommends as do i that you
wear a mask in crowded situations like parades concerts theaters stores travel etc
enjoy outdoor activities but if it gets crowded wear a mask
be real careful if you are immunocompromised for any reason
get maximum vaxxines eg i am fully vaxxed

its likely that most of us will get the virus this summer and fall 
some will get it more than once

it seems that the virus is becoming more like other coronavirus where it gets like them where they dont cause as strong symptoms as the original ones

interesting is that they are getting a more accurate picture of how much covid virus is out there by following the covid virus counts in our sewage
so many folks are self testing that the positive test counts pcr tests are not very accurate

watch her video and feel better about where we are

weve come a long way baby

the organicgreen doctor

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