Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment “The Medicine Cabinet” Segment – August 14, 2021
09:00 – 10:00 AM
Hour 1 Seg 2 – Desert Oasis Healthcare Segment “The Medicine Cabinet”
DESERT OASIS HEALTHCARE w/ Dr. Brian Hodgkins re: Executive V.P. of Clinical Operations @ D.O.H.C.; 275 El Cielo Rd., Palm Springs, 92262. “Your Health, Your Life, Our Passion”. Leads the COVID-10 Taskforce.
– REPORT that we are in our 75th week of Pandemic.
– THE GOOD NEWS;
1. We are making progress.
2. The Delta Variant infects people so quickly. This one infected person can infect 5 (as opposed to the Alpha Variant where on infected person can infect 2)
3. We CANNOT REACH herd immunity because of the break thru infections. But the vaccinated re-infected folks are not getting very ill, will NOT be on a ventilator and will NOT get dead.
4. The vaccine works and a booster is coming.
5. There are over 70 Covid patients in the hospitals where a couple of weeks ago we had NONE. Most of these are unvaccinated!!!!
– REPORT that if you want control in your life; if you want your kids to get back in school; GET VACCINATED!!!
– REPORT that ALL D.O.H.C. employees will be tested once each week.
– DISCUSSION that you will have to show your vaccination card to go anywhere.
– STATEMENTS/QUESTIONS FROM “JOEY PALS”
1. Is the vaccine dangerous for pregnant women? (No studies of any problems. Antibodies are expressed in breast milk.)
– REPORT that the vaccine does not cause menstrual problems in young women, etc.
– REPORT that we will not get through this without getting the vaccine.
2. Will unvaccinated folks who have had the original virus likely to get the virus again? (Yes, more than twice as likely actually. Study out of Kentucky found the risk was 2 and a half times more likely to get re-infected if YOU ARE NOT VACCINATED.)