My neighbors D&L took the covid thing really seriously, as I may have mentioned. They masked religiously and stopped attending neighborhood get-togethers, got the vaccine as soon as humanly possible and still masked and distanced themselves. At one point D even tried rocking the two-mask look, but I guess that was a step too far even for him because he dropped that pretty quickly but he still puts on an N95 every time he steps out of his truck in the little town nearest where we live.
I kind of understand their concern: The disease seemed to only really harm the old and already sick and they’ve both been in and out of hospitals quite a lot in the past few years what with strokes and cancer and various injuries. Through all that, the only thing that ever seemed to truly bother either of them was the prospect of catching ‘the covid.’ About 3 weeks ago L fell and broke her hip, got ambulanced out to a hospital, then upon her release went into a rehab center so strict about covid that they wouldn’t even let her in until she proved she was vaccinated and that doesn’t allow any family visits for fear of infection.
And after all that, guess who’s got Covid-19.
Happily she never got any serious symptoms, only had any symptoms at all for a day or two, and now (cue further irony) she’s being treated with all that stuff the television newsreaders told her were ridiculous right wing propaganda. But she’s stuck there till she tests negative for the virus and we’re not sure when that’s gonna be.
Considering that rehab center staff gave her the disease – that’s apparently been firmly established – we’re also not sure who’s paying for the extended confinement and treatment. She was originally supposed to come home today.