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Dr. Anderson: Contact reduction
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Dr. Larry Anderson of Anderson Family Medicine in Dawsonville. - photo by Jessica Taylor

By Larry Anderson of Anderson Family Medicine

Contact reduction, viral load, death model, hydroxychloroquine, respirators, ventilators, N95, self-quarantine, social distancing and the list goes on.  

These are words and phrases that we should never have had to learn. But that is what you do in war. 

We are still at war with coronavirus. I prefer that to COVID-19, as that sounds too PC. Call the enemy what it is. 

When we have restrictions starting to be relaxed, we have a tendency to drop our guard. Let’s not do that. The war is not over. Let’s put on our face masks and go to Rock Creek Sports Park and get tested. The site is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day. 

In this county, as I write this, we have had over 61 people test positive; 12 were in the hospital and one died. We now have about 22 people sick at home with the virus. We have not had 3 consecutive days with no new cases. 

Keep doing what has kept us safer. Do not drop your guard. Thanks for reading.