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The last five weeks (February 17-March 24), we've had 150 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Curry County or 4.3 a day. That's 28% of the total number of cases since we started recording cases. As of today, Curry County joins Coos County as the only two counties that are in the Extreme Risk category for at least two more weeks. There goes in-restaurant dining.

A few of things that can help open the restaurants, theaters and gyms again is (1) to wear a mask that stays over your nose without touching it, (2) get vaccinated and (3) learn about the elephant in the room, "Long-Haul COVID." (V) (See https://bit.ly/3roGe1I)

On March 1, the Harvard Medical School published a report that discussed Long-COVID or Long-Haulers which indicated that 50% to 80% of all patients who tested positive for COVID (522) will continue to have bothersome symptoms three months after the onset of COVID — even after tests no longer detect virus in your body. But they still have body aches, little energy, shortness of breath, difficulty concentrating, headaches or difficulty sleeping. Their brain feels like it’s in a fog.

The doctor suggests that maybe the experience of being ill with COVID-19 has left them a little depressed or experiencing a little PTSD. Maybe some psychiatric treatment would help, since there’s nothing wrong with their physically. They try the treatment, and it doesn’t help. Most likely they have long-haul COVID.

What you could do is check in with your friends who have tested positive to see how they are doing. They may not realize they might be long-haulers.

Gordon Clay

Brookings

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Boomers still flailing their arms about masks that clearly do nothing & vaccines that aren't even technically vaccines, nattering on about "experts."

Future historians will have a field day about 2020-2021.

Boomers are destroying Western Civilization and are too narcissistic to admit it.

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