54 years ago this month – Dr. Bunkis reaching higher!

COVID-19 Update

Hard Work Has Helped Tame Coronavirus Pandemic

54 years ago this month – Dr. Bunkis reaching higher!

Hello from all of us at Orange County Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA and Salisbury Plastic Surgery in Worcester, MA. Hard work does pay off! This pandemic has given us almost a year and a half of fear, sickness, death and social isolation – and gratitude for our families, health and the blessings in our lives. Victory over COVID-19 has not yet arrived but we are getting close. This has occurred because of our efforts including social distancing, hand washing and mask wearing, as well as the efforts of the CDC, vaccine manufacturers, and government officials here and abroad. These vaccines were conceived, developed and distributed at a historically rapid pace. The number of hospitalized patients and deaths has fallen to the lowest point in 11 months. This past week, for the first time since March 5, 2020, at San Francisco General Hospital, where Dr. Bunkis began his teaching career in 1981, there were no COVID patients. Britain and Israel are two countries that have vaccinated more citizens than the US has – COVID deaths there are down 99% from their peak. The key to victory over the COVID pandemic is vaccinations. Currently, more than 60% of American adults have received at least one vaccine injection and that number is growing by about 2% per week, plus teens are now being injected as well. There is discrepancy – while three quarters of Massachusetts residents and two thirds of Californians are at least partially vaccinated, the numbers are lagging in some of the southern states where vaccine resistance is high. 64% of Vermont residence are fully vaccinated while only 32% of Mississippi residents have been vaccinated.

What these improvements mean to us is a slow return to a more normal lifestyle. The CDC stated last week that fully vaccinated people can congregate and not wear masks. Many states and businesses are following those suggestions and are taking away COVID imposed restrictions, and business is returning to normal. New York is open! Nashville is fully open. As of May 29th all businesses and venues in Massachusetts will be able to reopen at full capacity. And the same will occur in California on June 15th.

Thanks to all of you for doing your part to tame this pandemic!

Hard work paid off - 1967!

Hard work paid off - 1967!

Stay healthy! Stay happy and persevere! Feed the Courage Wolf and starve the Fear Wolf!

The end of the pandemic is almost here! Go conquer another mountain!

Get vaccinated!

Be grateful for what you have now and for what is on the horizon - vaccines for everyone.

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