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Dec. 19, 2020

Dec 19, 2020
 

The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines has made its way into places across the US. This first wave will be the easiest to give as we focus on healthcare workers and other first line responders. As more doses become available, we will have more decisions to make. Should the injections go to nursing home residents, or should they go to patients with diabetes who have an increased risk of death if they contract the coronavirus? Although the news networks make it seem like this will solve all our problems, it appears that it will be mid-summer before at least 50% of the US population is inoculated.

We are still going to have to keep up our safety precautions, disinfecting, mask wearing and the like. My fear is that we will relax our vigilance, and people who would be protected easily will let down their guard. Please don’t let your patients stop wearing masks or social distancing, or this pandemic will last much longer than we would ever want it to.

 

Thank you for your continued care for your patients and have a safe holiday season.

 

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Dave Joffe

Editor-in-chief