COVID-19 Information from Dr. Masters
As an ongoing public service to patients and the general public accessing this site, Tomar Pain Centers will continuously post regular updates on the COVID-19 infection in Arizona and in the USA.
As 2021 unfolds, vaccinations for the US population have reached into the tens of millions. As a result, new cases of COVID are plummeting, hospitalizations are also decreasing dramatically. Currently there are 3 Vaccines available. Keep in mind, that only 20% of the US population is vulnerable to COVID. People under the age of 50, have little or no symptoms.
In Arizona there are about 800,000 that have tested positive for COVID. Keep in mind that Arizona has a population of almost 8,000,000 people. The urban area of Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma have over 80% of the active COVID cases. Also, people who tested positive are less than 15% of all people who were tested. Currently, over 10,000 people are being tested daily in Arizona. Simply put, more testing, more exposures.
Of the vast majority of people tested, 90% of those who test positive will remain asymptomatic or will have very mild (cold flu) like symptoms. Humans have a remarkably effective auto-immune system which creates anti bodies and fights whatever pathogens are around including the COVID virus.
In Yavapai County for example, 105,000 people have tested for COVID-19 (less than 18,000 are positive). Out of those who have tested positive, 8% have been hospitalized. Yavapai County has population of 230,000. The odds are 1 in 15 of getting exposed to COVID-19 in Yavapai County.
Remember frequent hand washing four to five times a day depending on people to people contacts, does prove to limit exposure. Gargling with “Antiseptic liquids like Listerine” swishing for 30 seconds, 2 to 3 times a day kills most, if not all, pathogens in the mouth and throat for several hours.
Last but not least, the weather in Arizona is gorgeous this time of year. Go outdoors as much as you can, the health benefits of sunlight and fresh air are well known. COVID does not live in the outdoors for long.
Tomar Pain Centers’ are open daily to aid in treating muscle skeletal pains and aches. The clinic follows strict Government guidelines in providing clean and sterile environments. Call today to make an appointment.
Have a joyous Easter.
Remember the Bible states eloquently,
“BE NOT AFRAID”