Should I wear a mask to protect myself from COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

This is the fact: If you have neuropathy, you are a target for the COVID monster because of two things: Your age and a weaker immune system.

I’m in there, everyday, on the frontlines swabbing and hoping that people listen. Most do, some don’t.


Yes, you should stay home. Not necessarily in the house because sunshine is a mental and physical gift. But, some of you have to go to the supermarket or pharmacy.

Most of these places have drive-thru or a courier that can bring your order to the car.

But listen: If you leave your home island for any reason: WEAR A MASK!

Let me repeat that: WEAR A MASK!

Pretend that anyone can infect you and one sneeze by a delivery person at the front door on a package you received may be more than you ordered.

Wear a mask and clean the package before opening it. I don’t care what you may have heard on media. No one knows for sure.

In the video I’ve made, I review the two types of masks: N-95 and Surgical.

Yes, they may be hard to find or order.

If you can't find any masks in stock online or at your store - use a tight-knit cotton fabric to make one for yourself. SOMETHING is better than nothing.

This virus doesn’t care and is waiting for someone who takes that one breath without protection.

Don’t be that person. Plan ahead.

We are tough. This will end.

Take care,

Dr. Kennedy

About the Author

Dr. Don Kennedy is a board certified family physician with special training in geriatrics and regenerative medicine and has practiced for over 35 years. He is the son of a professional bull rider, an avid surfer, author, Professor at Stetson University, and grandfather.

Dr. Kennedy lives in Central Florida with his wife of 35 years, still sees patients daily and surfs (pretty good for a 68 years old)!

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  • Thanks so very much! I have been sitting at this PC for hrs on end trying to find a decent mask that doesn’t have the price jacked up! Would appreciate any advice you might have as to where we might find one at an affordable price. Thanks again, appreciate any advice for this almost 83 young lady!

  • continue to help every one this virus is bad for everyone especially the elderly who have so many things wrong with them.

    angela rizzo
  • your info was great, but your videos for neuropathy are way too long. please make a quicker video. I don’t like to sit too long. itry to be more active with my neuropathy thank you , angela rizzo

    Angela Rizzo

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