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Dr. Anderson: Since you are reading this
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Dr. Larry Anderson of Anderson Family Medicine in Dawsonville. - photo by Jessica Taylor

By Larry Anderson of Anderson Family Medicine

Since you are reading this you are probably an adult and have learned at least two things in life. 1. You are responsible for yourself and 2. Your actions have consequences. 

However, sometimes we need a refresher course on why we do the things we do. Let’s start at the beginning. 

Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is an acquired virus; you can get it from someone else. If you get the virus, then one of two things has happened, either you did not adequately protect yourself by wearing a mask, washing hands, using sanitizer, social distancing, or someone else did not do those things. These are no-brainer things to do.

Want to see how personal safety is done right? Go to Costco. No mask, no entrance. How hard can that be?  Want to see a restaurant that is doing it right? Go to the Blue Bicycle, 6-foot separation, servers wearing masks, no printed menus. How hard can that be?

Should I do these things?  See answer #1 above.  What happens if I don’t do these things?  See answer #2 above.

Do not be one of those who are sitting on the banks of the Etowah River waiting for the Robert E Lee to come around the bend and think this is going to be going away by itself. 

Thanks for reading.