It is officially cold and flu season in the house. I’ve somehow managed to dodge most of it while my kids deal with congestion, coughs, and runny noses. Thank goodness epidemiologists have blogs and can publish nationwide data showing the world isn’t ending, we’re just relearning what a normal respiratory illness season is like when everybody isn’t isolating and masked up.
Hopefully we all get to recover from any immune debt and build up our systems to deal with the normal illnesses that we spread around. This year has been a reminder that we need social contact with each other, and we have to accept that getting respiratory virus is worth the tradeoff of being with each other in person.