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COVID-19 Crisis - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - April 2020

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the stream and make hand sanitizer, shouldn't medical manufacturers be able to find a way to do something in the country's hour of need? My sources tell me liquor stores are doing a booming business. Maybe there are some other distilling entrepreneurs making their own hand sanitizer. What's the alcohol percent in Vodka? • Social distancing. I've been saying for years that I was going to start wearing gloves and a mask in certain retail stores. What better time than now? In line at the grocery store, I'm standing six feet away from the person in front of me and using the food cart as a barricade against the guy behind me. The third person in line started coughing like a smoker. Everyone nearby, myself included, stopped talking, the cashier stopped scanning products and everyone turned their heads at the same time to look at Miss Coughing-Up-A-Lung. Seriously, a half dozen people left their carts where they stood and practically ran for the exit door. In the meantime, Miss Cougher was stammering and swearing that it was only a sinus infection. • Sanitizing insanity. I've been on a hand sanitizer frenzy. Totally obsessed. I went to a pharmacy drive-thru and wiped my debit card with hand sanitizer before I gave it to the clerk. When she gave it back to me, I sanitized the card and the prescription. When I went to an ATM, I sanitized the buttons, my debit card when it came back — and even the money I received. Then, when I returned home, I immediately showered and scrubbed with Dial soap. We will get through this pandemic. Be diligent in protecting your- selves and take every possible precaution. Try to find humor and laughter wherever you can and, above all, please be safe. Until next month, when we can only hope our lives are closer to returning to some semblance of normalcy. OSM Contact Ms. Watkins at pwatkins12@comcast.net. A P R I L 2 0 2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 1 5

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