Dr. John Reizer

Have you ever watched the movie Ground Hog Day, starring Bill Murray, Andy McDowell, and Chris Elliot? It’s a story about a news crew dispatched to cover the annual Ground Hog Day ceremony in the town of  Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, where crowds as large as 40,000 gather each year to watch a little animal come outside to see if it sees its shadow. Whether or not the animal sees a shadow of itself, according to the legend, determines how many more weeks of winter remain in the calendar year.

In the movie, one of the news crew members, Phil Connors (Bill Murray), becomes caught in a time loop and relives the same day, February 2, over and over again. No matter what he says or does during the 24 hours that make up that day, the slate is wiped completely clean after midnight, and nobody remembers anything from the prior day except for Phil.

That movie reminds me a lot of my own life regarding educating people about healthcare concepts, and more recently, the truth about COVID-19. More