Dallas County Medical Society to Hold 5-Minute Moment of Silence in Honor of 18th Anniversary of COVID-19 in Texas
DALLAS, September 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Dallas County Medical Society (DCMS) calls on all physicians, residents, medical students and members of the public to come together for a minute of silence on September 3, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:05 p.m. to honor the 18th anniversary of the first diagnosed case of COVID-19 in Texas.
“We ask our fellow North Texans to participate in this moment of silence to honor not only doctors, researchers, clinicians and health support staff, but all Texans who have been affected by COVID-19. This pandemic has been devastating for doctors and their allies. healthcare workers who continue to risk their lives and provide the best possible care. This simple gesture is our way of honoring them, ”said Beth kassanoff-piper MD, FACP, 2021 president of DCMS.
The first case of COVID-19 reported in Dallas County has been reported March 8, 2020, when a 77-year-old out-of-state patient traveled to Dallas and was then processed in a Dallas County hospital. To date, there have been more than 3.6 million confirmed cases and 57,205 deaths statewide.
“We must bear witness to the greatest challenge our profession has ever faced,” said Marc Casanova, MD, past president of DCMS. “What our member physicians and colleagues have fought and seen in their facilities and practices has been traumatic, but they have demonstrated unprecedented resilience and commitment. While we have all suffered significant losses, we have also seen a recovery. We have to keep fighting and never give up. “
About the Dallas County Medical Society:
The Dallas County Medical Society (DCMS) is a nonprofit professional association representing physicians, residents and medical students of Dallas County. DCMS has grown from 30 physicians to over 8,400 since its inception in 1876. DCMS is a leader at the local, state and national levels and is the second largest medical society in the country.
Pamela Bass, MSA
Marketing & Communication Director
Dallas County Medical Society
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