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  1. but if we educate on why we are a better trained and legally safer (IMO) clinician then that would get gears running. I do not have any evidence on legal issues and lawsuits between NPs and PAs, I am strictly speaking of training. That also looks bad on PAs as we think we are better, blah blah blah. So basically we need a name change and a very strong support from AAPA and NCCPA to advance this profession.
  2. Thank you for the information. Nice read. I agree there are different opinions and my only question is if these lock downs we had this year already have not stopped the curve of this then why would another one help?
  3. I agree with the 95% number and that is truly what I am seeing, but again that is just me walking around the mall or store. I am not there at different times, I could miss someone not wearing a mask, etc. There was a chart out there (which I cannot find) that showed different periods of lock downs and the spike of covid after we got done with a month long lock down. Not sure if that is the way to go. I am of the thought about not trying to kill this "bug" but have a healthy immune system to be able to fight it. Now that will take several years to achieve and getting people to reverse their DMII/HTN/Hyperlipidemia/smoking/obesity etc. I think we can all agree that we should be doing both of these, including a vaccine (still have personal choice) and just like the flu vaccine 10 -20 years ago focus it on the most vulnerable first.
  4. The CDC director says wearing mask could reduce the spread of Covid in 4-8 weeks. So in cities with mandatory masking why is the spread increasing? I have seen this in several major cities in my state? I have went through these areas and rarely see anyone not wearing a mask. So what is the point of the vaccine if you get it then you still have to wear a mask? I have had this argument for over a decade now. That if one is vaccinated against a certain illness that does not mean you cannot spread it. Now you all are saying that you can still spread it. So we wear a mask until everyone gets vaccinated then we can take the mask off? How about the patients that cannot get vaccinated? Should they wear a mask 24/7? But there is conflicting evidence on surgical mask and getting Covid. As you all should know that surgical mask do not stop you from getting the virus. So the non-vaccinated people should wear a N-95 24/7? When does it stop for the masking? Have you all seen a decrease with mandatory masking? Per the CDC the numbers are climbing (yes we are swabbing everyone and their mother so the numbers should increase, thanks to Trump for getting rapid testing). I just thought the point of vaccines were to stop you from getting sick and stopping the spread of the virus. Now if one gets Covid they should still wear a mask? Is this the same thought process for flu, rhinovirus etc? Is this the same thought process we take with chickenpox, shingles, etc? I would like a serious conversation and no attacks.
  5. Truthfulness is rude? Helping you about is rude? Because you might not like what I saw but this is the best path to succeed as a PA. I have seen several PAs that didnt have prior high level HCE and they struggled for a year or more to get their feet wet and a new PA. I am not changing my tune to make you feel better. Most experienced PAs will agree with my statement. If you think this comment was rude then you probably wont make it as a PA. Good luck.
  6. I think he was making a comment about this as it does prove that masking and social distancing works (to a point) but also if we never get around other we won't have a healthy, robust immune system cause it never gets "used." There is a healthy balance of the two (being exposed to viruses etc and protecting us from deadly viruses as a whole). For Covid most people < 70 will be fine compared to most other viruses. I agree with NOT hurting out economy, children's schooling, socializing, mental health etc, but we must maintain open and we can do that in a smart safe manner.
  7. Hopefully the flu deaths remain low. I am not sure if providers are doing flu and covid swabbing. I know at our clinics most providers do a covid swab and not a flu as most people do not want to swabs up their nose.
  8. Can I get some opinions on Athena EHR and what you like and dislike. I might be switching to this soon. How does coding/billing work etc? I heard they take a % and they bill for you etc?
  9. The overt hyperthyroidism and doing testing is not good medicine. Maybe he/she is trying to do a more functional approach keeping the TSH between 1-2 and getting Free t4/t3 on the upper limit of normal (more optimal?), does he/she test TPO/TGA? There are difference in WNL and optimal ranges. This can be argued by traditional vs functional medicine providers. Overall sounds like he/she has ZERO idea what they are doing but you can only worry about what you are doing and focus on your patients. I think you have done your duty and you need to focus on learning/taking care of YOUR patients and keep looking forward. You might want to look for a new job in the next 6 months - 1 year. Keep us updated! https://academic.oup.com/jcem/article/98/9/3584/2833082
  10. Why are you calling out republicans? So me evidence of this...I work with a democrat that has a Biden sticker on her vehicle that is a anti-masker... Also Chris Christie is a obese comorbid person...shocker he had issues with Covid. Maybe if we focused on HEALTH in this country we wouldn't suffer so much from these terrible illness. Support your immune system and snack cakes/coke do not count...
  11. Just like the LANCET....very credible. You cannot out one source but say others are invalid. Just cause it is medical news does not mean physician experts don't review them. Do you believe anything that a physician talks about or comments on for a certain news station? I like to know where your line is?
  12. and CNN or ABC is not biased? They won't even talk about Biden's sandal...just to name ONE. All sources are not perfect but it seems hard for some to accept other sources. We do this in medicine so why not with other things?
  13. Seriously you cannot see it can you. You are being a troll by this comment. If you don't have anything to add (positive or negative) then shut up. These are FACTS and from a accredited sources most everyone agrees on. Just because YOU do not like someone does not mean they have not done good things. Expanding your mind would be great for the entire country and for our profession.
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