Before COVID 19 came to town a sneeze was just a sneeze.
I’d “achoo!” and think nothing of it. Mostly my sneezes were a sign of allergies. I’m allergic to my cats. Snow mold. Pollen…blah blah blah. Lots of little irritants. So sneezing was just a normal part of my life.
Sometimes a sneeze could mean the start of a cold. So I’d up my elderberry syrup and wait for something to develop..or not..and continue on with my life.
I did not know that in the future a sneeze would come to mean so much more.
” Achoo!” Is this allergies or COVID 19?
“Achoo!” Is this a cold or COVID 19?
“Achoo!” Am I a carrier? I don’t have any symptoms…if I go out will I accidently kill someone?
“Achoo!” Should I order my groceries instead of going out to get them?
“Achoo!” Will this prove to be nothing and go away? Or will I die?
“Achoo!” Is this really just a sneeze?
I don’t know. Better play it safe and stay inside.