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"To me, the greatest disappointment of the 2020 crisis was how many holistic practitioners missed the opportunity to step up and say “we got this.” Instead, there was wide-scale panic and mostly, submission to “western medicine.”"

Yep. Case in point. A Deadhead friend and an acupuncturist, who over her life refused all shots and was very critical of mainstream medicine, who went ahead and got the shots because "i feel a responsibility toward my patients."

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Yes covid has subsided but not gone away by any means. It is a wonderful thought but not accurate. The virus will do what viruses do best --- mutate. Case in point my writer just contracted it as well as a number of other folks I know. Be vigilant especially with the amount of particulate matter in our air from the Canadian wild fires.

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I live in a building for aging performing artists run by a charity. The entity used to be artists-run but in the last three years there’s been a slow moving coup which has corrupted the democratic ideals. Separation and isolation has done its work. Fear is reinforced daily with a large box of ‘tests’ feature prominently at the front door. Folks ‘get it’ here. But they don’t get colds or the old fashioned flu. Many wear the useless mask. Disengagement, dis-association and the withering of collegial living continues to erode in this 203 unit building. One small building mimicking the world today? Maybe- in the end - it’s all about real estate?

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