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Local media has done a great job of covering COVID-19, so I’m not going to go over things in detail. I thought some people might be interested in hearing about what’s life like at the center of the storm.
You've probably seen photos of hospital healthcare workers with bruises on their faces from hours of wearing a facemask while working with COVID-19 patients -- they truly are superheroes and angels of mercy.
It seems that everybody is doing it -- connecting through technology. My wife, Diane has been conducting city council business and meetings virtually now for nearly a month. Everyone is sending selfies and Face timing as we continue to social distance from each other and stay home.
The other day, I reached out to Lesley Ogden, MD, CEO of both Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln City and Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport, to get some insight on the Covid-19 situation on the central Oregon coast, and what this may mean for society and healthcare in the future.