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So far so good

I don’t know what to tell you. As Trump works daily to save his presidency, we sit here and watch the drama unfold.

I’m in my house for the most part. I’m a trauma surgeon. I’m still in the hospital – some. I’m still taking trauma call. But with people mostly staying at home, trauma volumes are down. We aren’t seeing the number of motor vehicle crashes and motorcycle crashes that we normally do. We are seeing tons of ATV crashes. We are taking care of more stabbings and gunshot wounds.

I’m following the Coronavirus (Covid-19) just like everyone else. I’m reading. There are tons of stories but not a lot of data. I’m posting West Virginia Covid-19 maps on my other blog.

Finally, we need to be thoughtful about opening up the state or the country. It seems to me that we a comprehensive testing program. I really don’t want to sit on a crowded airplane with a guy sitting next to me, coughing up coronavirus. I don’t want to sit in a movie theater and hear the dude behind me cough. Sure, we have had coughing in public before but that we a cold. That was something that I have antibodies against. That’s something that my body knows how to fight off, at least at some level. My body knows nothing about Covid-19. Nothing. We need tons more testing. The testing needs to fast, easy and free!! We need quick turn around times on these tests. If I get tested in the morning, I need results that afternoon. That’s how we can safely open up the country. We also need public health officials to be able to track down those who are positive. If you test and test positive, you have to stay home until you are no longer infectious.

Be well. Be safe. WE can get thru this together.

By |2020-04-21T18:11:37-04:00April 21st, 2020|Domestic Issues, Healthcare|Comments Off on So far so good

Happy New Year 2020

I love the anticipation of a new year. I think reviewing the old year has some purpose just as long as we do not get melancholy. Please have a safe and happy new year!

By |2019-12-31T23:24:43-04:00December 31st, 2019|Domestic Issues, Fun|Comments Off on Happy New Year 2020

Dallas Cowboys Update – Week 6

So, I was warning anyone who would listen that I wasn’t buying what the Cowboys were selling. Sure the Cowboys offense looked good through the first 3 games but the defense was iffy at best. Then the Cowboys run into a buzz saw. The Saints are for real. They are winning with backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. The Packers waltzed into Big D and handed Dallas a can of whoop. Aaron Rodgers looked like it was 5 – 7 years ago. He was calm, cool and throwing strikes. The Dallas defense, which was supposed to come together this year, looked completely lost. Then a running back that I really never heard of Aaron Jones run all over the Cowboys. He scored 4 touchdowns. 4!!! In the history of the Dallas Cowboys no back has scored 4 touchdowns. So, the Cowboys are in trouble. Their defense is marginal and their offense is crumbling because they can’t keep Dak upright.

There is a lot that can be said about the Cowboys loss to the winless. On offense, the Cowboys can’t consistently run the ball. They can’t protect Dak Prescott. Prescott plays much better with a clean pocket. There was nothing clean about anything that the Cowb0ys did today. Dak was hit. He was beaten. He was chased all day. How do you stuffed on a 3rd and 4th down then what could be worse? Well, you can the Jets, the winless Jets, backed up near their own endzone and allow Darnold to sit in the pocket and throw an 92 yard touchdown pass. The second longest touchdown pass in the history of the Cowboys. Think about for a moment. The Dallas Cowboys were about to score a touchdown. They are inside the 3 yard line. They have Zeke. Dallas’ brand new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore needed to come up with a play. He failed. Twice. I think that the most disappointing thing about the Cowboys is their defense. We have no pass rush. We can’t stop the rush and we can’t cover. Besides that we are GREAT. Back to the touchdown drive. The Jets have the ball at their own 8 yard line. Darnold takes a deep drop Anderson runs a kinda stop and go and Awuzie bites on the move. There is no safety help and Anderson dances into the endzone.

The Dallas Cowboys have a lot of work to do if they are going to be a good team. Right now they are NOT a good football team.

By |2019-10-13T21:06:42-04:00October 13th, 2019|Domestic Issues|Comments Off on Dallas Cowboys Update – Week 6