Covid (sigh)

Unfortunately Connecticut is in the middle of its fourth or fifth Covid surge.

Covid masks are the look of the 2020s.

The good citizens of Connecticut are sick of the pandemic. All of us want to go back to our pre-pandemic lives.

Well it is looks like business as usual includes Covid, and we’ll be masking as needed for the foreseeable future.

Dr. Ashish Ja, the new White house Covid Czar, Governor Ned Lamont and Matt Hoey, the First Selectman of my town are all suggesting we mask up when we’re in stores or crowded areas.

In Connecticut, case numbers are way up, as are hospitalizations. No one I know trusts the home tests. They frequently come in negative even if the PCR test is positive.

Meanwhile more than 75% of Americans diagnosed with long Covid weren’t sick enough to be hospitalized for their initial infection. (Source: The New York Times). Long Covid includes chronic symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, coughing, joint pain, muscle pain and problems with focus and memory. It can look like other hard to diagnose diseases like Lyme and auto immune diseases like chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. All of these diseases can really mess with people’s ability to earn a living and enjoy their lives.

AND there is a lot of flu around here. Friends, family, Keith and I have all come down with some kind of nasty bug that looks like Covid, sounds like Covid but according to the home test isn’t Covid.

So what are we going to do?

The answer is simple. Put on our big persons’ pants and mask up. Get the booster if it’s available. Wash our hands.

It’s not the end of the world but it looks like masks will certainly be part of life in the 2020s.

6 comments

  1. That’s bad news… here in Europe they let the restrictions more and more loose. Let’s hope that they won”t regret it. We have a high rate of vaccination, I don’t know about Connecticut. Take good care for yourself !

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  2. We are definitely going to have to live with it like flu, measles etc …here wearing a mask is mandatory and will be for the foreseeable I believe and we are always reminded in stores to keep our distance and our masks on or of course …no entry!

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  3. This sounds like my son. He missed all but one day of school last week. Every at-home covid test came out negative. Fortuantely, he was able to get his booster shot on Saturday. Our cases in Washington state are quickly rising. Hopefully that will change soon and go back down.

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