Dear Patient and Friend,
Chances are, you have been affected in some way by the unusual and harmful onset of coronavirus infection – COVID-19 has moved quickly through our population because our bodies are unfamiliar with this virus, and therefore we have not yet developed immunity to it, as we have with dozens of other infections.
We will ultimately be fine, as we have come through other viral challenges like ebola, the swine flu, and of course the common cold. This virus seems to affect the huge majority of those infected gently or not at all, while 2-3% do not survive the infection.
If the infection is contained, then not as many people contract the disease, which is why it has been so important to observe social distancing, a technical term that simply means “staying away from each other.” So, other than washing your hands and staying as clean and sanitary as possible, keeping yourself and your family out of harm’s way means we should be wise enough to isolate ourselves, remaining at home, and if we do have to go out, putting six feet or so between you and anyone you engage.
Even though it’s frustrating and difficult, this is an important part of staying healthy during a widespread infection, a pandemic – ride it out, do the best you can, and take steps to stay as healthy as possible.
For Your Health,
Dr. Wendy Lanser D.C.