This is the concluding post regarding Covid 19 and Lockwood Family Dental Care’s response.By now, I’m sure you’ve heard, read, or seen enough news on topics dealing with the spread of the corona virus and the covid-19 pandemic.
My initial intention with this post was to break down the corona virus pandemic and give you some scientific data on why I have done what I have done, but I’m not going to do that–I’d rather take a step back and just take a big picture look.Know that I check the data points at least once daily (usually more), know that I seek out research from the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Magazine, Science Magazine, and any other reputable peer-reviewed scientific study\publication. Instead of going on an on about which receptor this virus binds to, the mutations that are being researched and discovered, the particular organ systems this virus attacks, and why testing and contact tracing is so important in helping to fight this virus, I’ll just say this:
it’s bad and it’s probably not getting significantly better any time in the next 9 months
(short of some crazy scientific breakthrough or divine intervention—I’ll cover my bases and pray for the scientists).Basically, until there is a clinical therapeutic regimen or a vaccine, we have to approach this as a problem without a solution. The challenge I face as my patients’ dental care provider is how to move forward whilst keeping the risk of transmission of this virus low in my office.