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Aug. 1, 2020

Aug 1, 2020
 

Living in Florida looks dangerous to everyone that is in the rest of the US. We have the second highest number of positive results for COVID-19, and on Tuesday we set yet another new record for deaths. Our Governor is advocating that in-person schooling is not a risk, and although he says to wear a mask in public, he has yet to make it a mandatory state rule.

His reasoning deals with the fact that most newly diagnosed people are young and healthy and if they get infected, they likely will be asymptomatic and they won’t have any complications. He has even mentioned herd immunity as a reason not to become more restrictive.

 

When Steve and I were chatting about this a couple of weeks ago, he made the connection to the governor’s opinion on COVID-19 and the idea of a patient having Pre-Diabetes. I had to agree there are some similarities, as we use the term Pre-Diabetes to lessen the severity of a patient’s current condition and what may or may not happen in the future.

This week, Steve, along with 3 of our interns, Fairuz Afram, PharmD Candidate, University of Colorado College of Pharmacy; Louise Brown, PharmD Candidate University of Colorado College of Pharmacy; and Chardae Whitner, PharmD. Candidate, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, have put together a full issue on why Pre-Diabetes is a disease and not just a condition.

 

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We can make a difference!

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Dave Joffe

Editor-in-chief