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Business Insight presented by Arlington Dermatology It will not go away Several weeks ago, I wrote some words about the fact that we will have to get used to living with COVID in the years to come. Like almost all viruses, it will evolve and tease us from time to time pretending it is over, but it will not be for real. Our new 'normal will include it for a long while to come. I hated to be a devil's advocate but here we are: Omicron cases are growing by every minute of the news. And the overwhelming anxiety is back as we know so little about it. Remember when I wrote about medicine and science ever-changing, yes, we are here again, gathering all information anew. Lucky we have our technology and vaccine innovation as the new sequence was already established thanks to a fast-acting medical team of doctors from South Africa, and the pharmaceutical industry started working on the new sequencing in preparing future vaccine boosters. Future boosters? I know how disappointed providers of the services in regard to being you are and so am I but we all must live and act in the reality of life and, like flu shots, contact. Covid shots will probably be our annual routine. How will it be different from the tragedy in the best interest of patients and should and disaster of early months? We do know be re-considered. Knowing that the long- more, we have vaccines, we have pills, we trained our medical professionals, and we trained ourselves to act more responsibly. patients should discuss their safety and Masks on and off will be more than likely a precautions with the doctors and their staff, part of the future routine as well. As much as making sure that those with special needs everyone hates that, we will have to follow the rules simply because they do work. We all hope that our developed immunity delayed receiving care. will still protect us to some level but there is nothing certain of it at this time. The most worrying part of the influence and dreamed of. But, realistically, many of of Covid on our lives is the fact that regular us realized that 'normal' from old days will medical care has been so frequently not be back. As we already learned that life postponed or eliminated in fear of being lesson, let's try to live through this Holiday exposed to the virus. According to Time Magazine, 78% of Americans postponed each other, politeness and understanding, at least one medical service, 27% delayed and all other thoughts coming from each of physical exams, and 30% pushed back their regular dental visits. Mental health, religion and culture. All of them share one so frequently omitted as healthcare, was deep thought and it is all about love and eliminated by 12% of those who received respect. New Covid variance has no right it on a regular basis. Some of the decisions and should not stop that. were related to losing medical insurance, some others to lack of funds, and many due to lack of trust between patients and able to protect each other during the Regardless of the reason, postponing or worse, eliminating regular healthcare is not term evolution and presence of the virus will become our daily life and new 'normal, due to a compromise immune system receive an extra protection but will not be Certainly, this is not good news for the Holidays. This is not what we expected season with joy and hope, tolerance for the holidays we observe regardless of our Michael Bukhalo, MD Arlington Dermatology 5301 Keystone Court Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Tel. 847 392 5440 | www.arlingtondermatology.net Business Insight presented by Arlington Dermatology It will not go away Several weeks ago, I wrote some words about the fact that we will have to get used to living with COVID in the years to come. Like almost all viruses, it will evolve and tease us from time to time pretending it is over, but it will not be for real. Our new 'normal will include it for a long while to come. I hated to be a devil's advocate but here we are: Omicron cases are growing by every minute of the news. And the overwhelming anxiety is back as we know so little about it. Remember when I wrote about medicine and science ever-changing, yes, we are here again, gathering all information anew. Lucky we have our technology and vaccine innovation as the new sequence was already established thanks to a fast-acting medical team of doctors from South Africa, and the pharmaceutical industry started working on the new sequencing in preparing future vaccine boosters. Future boosters? I know how disappointed providers of the services in regard to being you are and so am I but we all must live and act in the reality of life and, like flu shots, contact. Covid shots will probably be our annual routine. How will it be different from the tragedy in the best interest of patients and should and disaster of early months? We do know be re-considered. Knowing that the long- more, we have vaccines, we have pills, we trained our medical professionals, and we trained ourselves to act more responsibly. patients should discuss their safety and Masks on and off will be more than likely a precautions with the doctors and their staff, part of the future routine as well. As much as making sure that those with special needs everyone hates that, we will have to follow the rules simply because they do work. We all hope that our developed immunity delayed receiving care. will still protect us to some level but there is nothing certain of it at this time. The most worrying part of the influence and dreamed of. But, realistically, many of of Covid on our lives is the fact that regular us realized that 'normal' from old days will medical care has been so frequently not be back. As we already learned that life postponed or eliminated in fear of being lesson, let's try to live through this Holiday exposed to the virus. According to Time Magazine, 78% of Americans postponed each other, politeness and understanding, at least one medical service, 27% delayed and all other thoughts coming from each of physical exams, and 30% pushed back their regular dental visits. Mental health, religion and culture. All of them share one so frequently omitted as healthcare, was deep thought and it is all about love and eliminated by 12% of those who received respect. New Covid variance has no right it on a regular basis. Some of the decisions and should not stop that. were related to losing medical insurance, some others to lack of funds, and many due to lack of trust between patients and able to protect each other during the Regardless of the reason, postponing or worse, eliminating regular healthcare is not term evolution and presence of the virus will become our daily life and new 'normal, due to a compromise immune system receive an extra protection but will not be Certainly, this is not good news for the Holidays. This is not what we expected season with joy and hope, tolerance for the holidays we observe regardless of our Michael Bukhalo, MD Arlington Dermatology 5301 Keystone Court Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Tel. 847 392 5440 | www.arlingtondermatology.net