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Monday, August 1, 2022

covid 19-be wary this winter


what happens in australia in their winter doesnt stay in australia
its winter there now
like most winters in the southern hemisphere the flu hits there
eventually those flus move to the northern hemisphere for our winters

this year in australia they are getting hit hard by a combo
the flu
its filling up hospitals there

here in the usa ie the northern hemisphere we have sort of been spared flu outbreaks the last couple of years
masking and some degree of isolation
those are pretty much gone from the scene
more than likely
what happens in australia in their winter will not stay in australia

expect to see an onslaught of the flu combined with covid here in the usa when the weather starts to get cold and we move inside

how to prevent it
its the same old same old recommendations

hand washing or sanitizing
avoiding large get togethers
vaxxinations against covid and against the flu
especially if you are in the vulnerable populations like older folks and immunocompromised folks and those with high risk diseases

right now most infections from covid are the ba.4 and ba.5
we are all vulnerable to get infected with it
you are especially vulnerable if you havent been vaxxed or infected before and are in the high risk groups

its expected most of us will catch covid 19 this year
most will fair well with the disease
around 350 a day are dying now
hospitalizations and death numbers arent as bad as with the original covid

there is effective treatment ie paxlovid that needs to be started within a few days of the onset of symptoms

there are rebound cases about 20%
most folks respond well to paxlovid
eligible folks are folks over 50 and those who are high risk

this fall the vaxxine booster will work against the wild type and against the omicron subariants
i have had my two shots and two boosters and i plan to get my fall booster when it becomes available 
i expect that to be an annual event
i will also add the flu shot again since there will probably be a resurgence of the flu in the us this year

right now we are having its predicted about 1 million covid cases a day

most of us will do well if we get infected
the vulnerable may not do as well especially if they are unvaxxinated or undervaxxinated

expect more flu and more covid outbreaks this fall
get your flu and covid boosters
wear a mask in high risk situations
avoid high risk activities 
dont let this make you a hermit
you can still safely do most things you usually do

beware this winter

the organicgreen doctor

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