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Judy L Bourget

A plethora of real time data regarding the COVID-19 pandemic is being amassed and disseminated over the internet. With nothing more than a click of a mouse you can assess accurately the rate of death from coronavirus around the world. Currently in the United States the mortality rates range between 0.6 to 4.6%, with the average falling somewhere around 2%. If this trend continues, that means 1 in every 50 that become infected will die.

For argument’s sake let’s assume everyone in my contact list gets infected by coronavirus. Of my 1,896 contacts approximately 1,600 are people that I personally met and inputed their information into my cell phone. So if everyone in my contact list gets coronavirus, then 32 of them will die from the disease. Those are 32 people that I know personally.

Of course, we are all working hard to stop the spread of COVID-19 by social distancing. This will certainly skew my calculations, but it is not unreasonable to believe that we will all be touched personally by this disease. It is only a matter of time.

We want to hear from our patients and friends in the community with their personal story. Not only do we want to share your concerns, we we want to make others very aware of how serious and prevalent this disease is. We have created a discussion board that allows those who wish to share their story to do so. It will also help remind all of us how “very real” this pandemic is. Please join our discussion board and share your experience.