A flu like no other flu!
This rascal used to kill us for quite a while, and we blamed it all on poor influenza and its co-morbidities. Before quarantine, I used to see many of my health-conscious 70+ pals at my health club in mid- to late-fall, and I was puzzled as to why, in contrast to all prior years, I was hearing so much about the common cold and flu. Was it because I was suddenly looking old and capable of empathizing with their aches and pains? Was it because they knew that I am an elderly medical board prep coach who feels as if he’s just started kicking?
Some used to share their stories of a dragging flu despite having their annual shots for the flu! Some used to say they got flu and brushed it off in just a few days, but their hacking cough kept going on and on and on for weeks thereafter! Some said, they got a flu, but it was like no other flu! Some claimed they thought they have a flu, but their docs told them they have pneumonia instead! The jazzy household and health club terms that suddenly became popular were “Tamiflu and Z-Pak”! I never forget the day that one of my health club acquaintances told me “I had stomach flu and my doc gave me tummy-flu!”, we both had a good laugh that day!
From mid-fall until early February a common household story was the oddity of this year’s common flu. Families of those who died of it; were told that they’ve died of influenza, pneumonia, and their compounding comorbidities.
…until the day that the medical community across the globe said “what-on-earth is going on!” …and within just a few weeks we got the cascade effect…that took us here!
Well, this contagious rascal has been floating and roaming among us for quite a while in the skin of our good ol’ common cold!
Well, I have news for you, rascal! “You can no longer fool us! We know who you are! Your happy time among us is over! You took away 2% of us who took you for the flu, you agonized so many of us, and you terrified our lovely planet! Now you’re the number 1 on our death row!
Let’s help in making America genuinely great again—it’s easy to do–just give us, the people, our IgG serology! What are the chances that most of us have already brushed off Covid-19 and have some levels of immunity against it? We are Americans and we are sick of the handouts! We want to get out there and roll our world again! We don’t want to fear our own shadows; we cannot settle with six feet here, facemasks there, and bathing in carcinogenic disinfectants thereafter! We want to be all-in in our world again!
…speaking for myself, I dearly miss my daily hot-dry-sauna-N-swim routine and my health club pals so badly!
We’ve all learned our lessons! Our medicine and medical technology are the envies of the world! No matter where Covid has begun, it will stop here in our land! All we need is an IgG serology! Even better than that, we need an American IgG serology! If it turns out positive, that I trust for a big chunk of us will, put us all to test! Send us all out there with utmost confidence and let us full-heartedly roll our economy off the chart again!
God Bless America, God Bless our Planet, and God Bless our Humanity!