I’ll have to admit, at some point during the fifth lecture on COVID-19, the message was starting to sound redundant. “Flatten out the infection peak by reducing contact opportunities, wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, disinfect and stay at home if you feel the slightest fever or cough developing,” said the experts. I was in Washington D.C. primarily to seek transportation funding but everywhere I turned, I was confronted with the reality of this nasty virus which was headed our way.
I was raised in a time when many illnesses were a big concern for our moms, but as kids, we just expected they were something to fight through and in a couple of weeks you would be back at school. Mumps, measles, chickenpox, I had them all. Most of my friends did as well. These diseases were all miserable.
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