It seems I got luck on my side this time when I tested positive for COVID.
Our entire office was tested for COVID on August 3, 2022 when our boss’ test result returned that day with a positive result. I was not worried, but I was not thrilled of the thought, either. I had a slight sore throat that day, and there is a chance that I may have the virus.
Things are starting to get back to normal here. The community quarantine has been partially lifted. Almost everyone is allowed outside, except for those considered to be vulnerable – the minors and the retirees.
As a bit of a background, during the quarantine period, I have been part of the workforce allowed outside. We have work on a shifting schedule. One week I have work, one week I don’t. While it has been terrible to the routine – it was sort of relaxing.
To control the pandemic, our government declared a community lockdown. Cool. I can stay at home, yeah?
For an introvert that can spend hours at home, indoors, that is not a bad news. However, I still have to go to work this week, mainly because I am in the government sector, and my work deals with necessary documents and paper work. The good news is that I am not on the front lines, and that there is no documented infection in our city. The community lock-down is more of a preventive measure to curb the spread.
And it got me thinking – we should really be more concerned about the people who are more susceptible to this disease. Sure, we may be strong and healthy, and the likelihood of us dying from this disease may be low – but what about those who aren’t?
If us prancing around the place going from person to person is actually helping this disease jump from one place to the other – then we should really do our part. Limit our physical interaction with other people. At least it will slow down the spread long enough for us to be able to develop a cure or at least make human civilization’s immunity to it strong enough to make it as ordinary as the common cold.
Just because you are asymptomatic (not showing any symptoms) does not mean that you are not a carrier.