Being Mocked Over Being Careful

So I went ahead and wore some gloves and an old N95 to get my key and golfballs in the clubhouse yesterday. I needed to get out of the house. I had to keep waiting outside because a bunch of 20 somethings were loitering around the area. They were gabbing with another fat guy. So five people in total. Finally, they left and starting mocking me as the walked passed me, “Good thing I sneezed in there”. They left, two in each cart (a golf no-no in the CV19 era). I went in and the other fat guy threw a few choice words my way as well. I commented about Italy’s death rate of 627 in 24 hours, grabbed my key, and left. Took 20 seconds. But all I kept thinking about was this scene in Jaws.

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Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  7 comments for “Being Mocked Over Being Careful

  1. Jesse L.Belville,PA-C
    March 22, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Gee whiz.
    I have N95 and N100 masks. I sneeze when I cut grass. Wearing a mask is routine as is wearing long sleeves in Texas when cutting grass. When I sweep my shed or Garage,I wear a mask. Less dusty snot.
    I work a low volume clinic. We have Masks and I am bringing eye shields in this Monday. We have protocols in place,we are installing telehealth gear on Monday too. We have a scteening area for our clinic so limit the exposure to me and my Nurse..Just routine. All part of the job when doing primary care. Worked TB,LEPAROSY in past with masks,gloves,eyeshields. I will be 70 yrs old in July. Still doing what I love. I am very blessed and with a little caution,everything will turn out well. This IS all part of our profession,chosen careers.
    Others are ignorant,scared, and revert to Male Monkey dance to buck up their courage.Especially when in a group/gang.If fear increases,be prepared for Violence done to you ,nurses,anyone medical..Plan to protect yourself and Family..

  2. LJSlossMD
    March 22, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    Natural selection at work. Next stop, MAGA rally.

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    • Pat
      March 22, 2020 at 8:44 pm

      Thanks for jamming politics into it. Do you really want to go there?

      • LJSlossMD
        March 23, 2020 at 9:27 am

        They are already there on climate; why not double down?

        • Pat
          March 23, 2020 at 12:15 pm

          And I’m right there with ‘em. I’ve noticed leftists are always great for a panic, and growing government and restrictions on individual freedom; yet they never have the courage of their own convictions and self-sterilize to reduce their own environmental impact.

          I am 58, and think the Boomers are the most worthless, greedy, entitled generation in human history. Below I read “March to their deaths…”… before fearful retirees consume what’s left of their shaky future?

          Do you want to keep going, or do you have some gold and stairlifts to order?

          • LJSlossMD
            March 23, 2020 at 5:35 pm

            It’s your life and your choice – bash on regardless! .. and keep us posted on how it works our for you.
            (PS I’m 80. And not awed by your logic)
            LJSMD

  3. Martha Clark, RN
    March 22, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    Hahahaha! Yep, they all go, “OK Boomer” – as they march to their deaths.

    I understand the young people being stressed – social beings who feel indestructible.

    BUT, the ugly insults 8 can do without.

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