A message concerning coronavirus (COVID-19)
To Neu Life Patients,
The Delta variant of the Coronavirus is much more contagious. The numbers are dramatically increasing in Georgia and across the U.S. This is now a disease largely of the unvaccinated.
I believe the vaccines are safe and also help prevent COVID-19 deaths. There may be some minor side effects for a few days but, compare that to the alternative!
Here are a couple of videos that combined with my knowledge of immunology and how the immune system functions, that made me more comfortable with the COVID-19 vaccines. This one is for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. This one for the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
You no longer need an appointment to get vaccinated. You can just walk into your local Kroger, CVS, etc.
If you are sick. Click here to read the most up to date information from the Centers for Disease Control.
To get access to COVID-19 testing please visit the Georgia Department of Health website by clicking here especially if you are having symptoms. Also check your local Walgreen or CVS pharmacies. I think they have free drive through testing - appointment required.
The current known symptoms are: fever, cough, chills, sore throat, runny nose, fatigue, shortness of breath, severe stomach ache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, loss of taste, loss of smell or no symptoms at all.
Emergency symptoms that require immediate medical attention are:
• Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
• Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
• New confusion or inability to arouse
• Bluish lips or face
Please stay safe. Continue to wear protective face covering when in public spaces. If you are having any symptoms be extra careful not to infect other people.
Due to an abundance of concern about COVID-19, we at Neu Life will continue to operate from a very limited schedule. Please call the office first. We strongly recommend our patients over the age of 65 go out only for necessary travel.
Don't let your guard down! Please wear a mask whenever you go outside of your home. There are still too many people in public spaces with no protection. I'm sure by now you have a mask. They are everywhere. Please wear it.
If you have an appointment at this office and are not feeling well, please stay home. Reschedule when you are well. If you need to order supplements or you have any questions or concerns, you can email me at [email protected]
Like most of you, we are watching this current, still very fluid situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19). First and foremost if you are sick – Stay home! Stay hydrated! There is still no readily available cure for COVID-19. Don't go to the hospital for mild symptoms. You will be putting yourself at greater risk.
There is no statewide mask order. Please don't take this as a license to go back to "normal"! Keep in mind that children are impacted by this disease and are dying as well. Here is a link if you would like to know more about the impact of COVID-19 on children.
This is still a serious situation. In other words, continue to take the same precautions when in public spaces. Stay home when you can! Do this so that you don't unknowingly infect someone else. Even if you don't think you have the coronavirus you may be one of those who is symptom free.
A virus is a tiny organism that can cause infection. It needs living cells (human, animal or plant) to reproduce. Viruses are not affected or killed by antibiotics.
According to the World Health Organization “Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases”.
The current coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new type of coronavirus for which there is no specific treatment or vaccine. It is said that COVID-19 can remain in the system for 2 to 14 days before the person becomes symptomatic. So, people may become infected and be able to infect many people without themselves having any serious symptoms.
We're here for you. Our main goal is to keep everyone safe. We are monitoring the situation constantly. Here's the link to the CDC website for more up to date information.
Everybody should avoid public spaces when possible. Continue limited trips to the grocery store early in the day when there are fewer people there. Practice keeping a physical distance 6 feet between you and others in public and wear a mask which covers your nose and mouth.
I'm aware of the controversy concerning wearing gloves. There are some reports of cross contamination, meaning that some people will touch their faces, glasses or cell phones thus contaminating those items and putting themselves at risk for infection. You decide what is best for you. I personally wear gloves when in public spaces and likewise recommend it for you. While wearing gloves I'm much more conscious of the situation at hand and it reminds me not to touch my face and to sanitize cell phone, etc. when I return home.
If you are not near water to wash your hands, then use hand sanitizer. Follow the instructions on the bottle as far as how much to use and rub the hands until they are dry. Keep your hands away from your face.
Make sure you clean and disinfectant your cellphone and keys whenever you return home.
We will continue to closely monitor the situation closely and continue to operate under the CDC’s and the state of Georgia’s recommendations. Here is a link to the Georgia Department of Public Health.
Although there are now vaccines that range from 62% to 95% effective for COVID-19, there are things we can do to help enhance the immune system. Neu Life patients can click here for my recommendations.
We will get through this together.
Stay safe! Remain prayerful!