“And when you speak
Angels sing from above
Every day words
Seem to turn into love songs
Give your heart and soul to me
And life will always be
La vie en rose” Le Vie En Rose, Edith Pilaf lyricist.
Two weeks ago, this nation watched a very historical event in which the President of the United States named Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee to the Supreme Court. The event took place in the White House Rose Garden. The President and Judge Coney Barrett spoke from a podium, but the attendees were all seated in very close proximity, and it was clear many chose not to wear their masks.
Unfortunately, there was something in the air that day just as prevalent as the aroma of those beautiful roses. It was, of course, the tiniest of viral particles called SARS-CoV-2. While no one was paying attention, it went about doing what it does and infected at least eight people, including the President and First lady with COVID-19.
It has often been stated, “It’s not what you said; it’s how you said it.” That saying takes on a new meaning now. That goes for every aspect of your practice. Say whatever you want, but say it softly, say it behind a mask, and say it with the love and respect for human lives that inspired you to be a health care provider. Think of this classic song by Edith Pilaf and let your “Everyday words seem to turn into love songs.”
We do our best to show you every possible way you can mitigate the risks of spreading this disease and still practice to the same high level of care you did before this pandemic hit. This week, Dr. Al Akhrass will be talking about the path SARS-CoV-2 took when it left the Rose Garden and the President’s subsequent treatment. Dr. Moore will be discussing eyeglass wear for health care providers. Dr. Hom will bring us the latest published research, and Dr. Karpeki will comment on industry developments as we are made aware of them.