Could it be?

Healthcare workers stand by at a COVID-19 temporary testing site at Abington Hospital in Abington, Pa., Wednesday, March 18, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Day 1.  Well actually today is day 2.  Or really it’s day 6. I guess it doesn’t matter.  For the past week, I have been the attending physician at the ICU in my hospital.  We have mostly been waiting for this thing to hit. Everyone is a bit on edge.  There are many PUIs (persons under investigation), most of whom are longshots, and none that have turned positive. 

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My COVID Journey

It’s clear that the people with the chronic conditions caused by obesity and those who are confined to nursing homes because of chronic sedentary neglect are at the highest risk. I started this blog several years ago to help my patients with weight loss (as you can see from the other posts), but right now I sit at the beginning of this insane time and I’m right at the front of it all waiting for the onslaught.  I work as an ICU doctor and, based on all the reports, this disease puts lots of people in the ICU.