It looks like I’m going to survive. Renee and I are doing better by the day. What remains of Covid is Renee’s exhaustion and my abnormal taste buds. Everything taste sickly sweet and metallic. What’s scary is the potential for long term damage which Covid is known to cause.
Last night on CNN, the journalist was interviewing individuals who clearly stated that they thought Covid was not nearly as bad as it was reported to be and that the death statistics were exaggerated for some nefarious reason. I want to assure you that Covid is the worse viral entity I’ve ever seen. At the onset, I was convinced that I was not going to survive. With early intervention and the grace of God, I did.
In the 40 years since I went to medical school, I’ve seen tuberculosis, smallpox, the plague, measles, and SARs just to name a few. They pale in comparison to Covid. Covid is far from over! On Facebook today, someone posted the fact that the virus does not move on its own. People move it around! Do not be a host. Don’t carry Covid to your friends and family. Buy good masks and practice social distancing. Isolate yourself as much as possible.
If you are exposed, quarantine is the answer. If you have risk factors, seek early medical intervention. My pearl of the day is Vitamin D supplementation. There is evidence that Vitamin D augmentation may help prevent or mitigate infection. Whether you believe that Covid is part of a grand conspiracy or not, wearing a mask and taking Vitamin D are harmless and may save your life.
One last plea. Please get vaccinated at the first possible opportunity! Remember, the life you save may be your own.