Long-(COVID) Exposure- 4th of July Remembrance and Edition

This post will be special and personal to me and I like to THANK all my RENOWN Health Colleagues in the past year who have worked tirelessly to take care of our sick and COVID patients in the Reno area in all of our acute care centers.

Happy holidays to everyone and I hope you all enjoyed the first holiday weekends where we are finally free and without restriction since COVID hit us early 2020. My work has been busy and I had to work the past few days, and today I was finally off, so I am catching up with all of you. As some of you may know I work at all the acute care centers in our community along with 50+ more “awesome” medical providers who are working tirelessly on weekends, holidays, and at one of our locations in town even until 11pm every day. I can not thank them enough for all they have done since this pandemic hit us. Our group has been AMAZING (probably one of the very few if not the only Urgent Care groups in the United States) who stepped up to the plate and put more work in to follow up on all the post-COVID hospitalizations patients up via Telehealth. I do not know a single Urgent Care group (to my knowledge) that has done that in the United States personally and I know a lot of them, so “Kudos” to all my colleagues for their continued sacrifice.

So much to be thankful for this year, especially to our scientists who made this vaccine possible. I still see a lot of skepticism in some, which makes me a bit sad but hopefully, we shall overcome that skepticism. We paid a really HIGH price for lives including vaccines development and distribution in the past year. Let me say, I am really grateful today for all we have achieved in the past year. I hope this COVID Exposure turns out to be “the Shortest-Exposure” and not the Long-Exposure as we say in photography.

I also would like to give my condolences to all the family members who have lost a loved one this past year. May their memories be always with them. This was one of the hardest years I had experienced since I came to the United States in 1998. The Perseverance and Determination people showed were astounding and the “Will” to go on and has been so admirable. I know I missed the 4th of July because I was working but I still want to congratulate everyone on this Collective Achievement.

I am very thankful today to all my loved ones who supported me, and all my awesome colleagues who have put themselves in harm’s way and with whom I worked so hard every day to fight COVID since last year and continue to do so among other diseases.

Stay safe everyone and Happy belated 4th of July!

I lost 4 great souls in our family as well within the past year, our two beloved dogs (almost 14 years old), our amazing quarter horse (31 years old), and my father. I cherish their good memories. Every day we still need to be grateful for what we have.

On to a more awesome future and rebuilding and improving.

Author: Kouros Farro

I am a family physician, educator, and photographer who loves landscape photography.

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