Throughout history, we humans have relied upon each other for our survival. This is still true but many of us seem to have forgotten. We are now suffering from a worldwide pandemic the likes of which we have not seen for over a hundred years. The influenza pandemic of 1918 killed millions and there was nothing available to stop it. Of those who did survive, many would suffer for the rest of their lives from Parkinson’s disease.
Today, thanks to modem science, we have an effective vaccine to combat the COVID virus. In spite of this, almost 700,000 Americans have died. If more had been vaccinated, many of those lives would have been saved. While it is true that the fatality rate is only around 2 percent, about 14 percent of those infected end up in the hospital with many in the ICU on a ventilator. As an anesthesiologist, I have been associated with ICUs for over 30 years and I can safely say that being a patient in one is not much fun and being intubated ...
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