So I got the Flu…But not Covid. Why am I Disappointed?
I have to say, it’s almost not worth it to get the flu but not get COVID at the same time. I mean, if you’re going to have the symptoms of COVID, or at least some of the milder ones, you might as well just get the actual virus, right? Then you’ll have the anti-bodies in your system for temporary immunity, right? Plus, I had the vaccine as well.
And, of course, my husband probably would have gotten it too. He’s also been vaccinated. We’ve been staying in separate houses since I came down with the flu late Saturday night. I think I’m over the worst of it, so we’ll be able to reconnect today — all five of us: myself, my husband, our two dogs and one cat.
The Travel Effect of Having Had COVID
I know I should be happy that I didn’t contract COVID or spread it to anyone else, but let’s be honest, if you want to travel, especially out of the country, there’s a strategy of sorts to it. Some countries in Europe will let you enter by showing proof of vaccination status or proof of COVID anti-bodies in your system. I would have had both. Think of the traveling we could do armed with both of those protections!
I normally don’t like to discuss COVID-related conversations because I really do think the topic teeters on what I call your COVID religion. And you know how conversations about religion go. Usually nowhere.
But I think this idea of devising a travel strategy based off of our COVID anti-bodies status is interesting, at least for one blog post.
Those Wonderful Antibodies
To me there would be a sense of urgency if you know you’d just recovered from COVID — AND if your spouse or travel partner has also recovered from it. I’d be like, “Whoa, we need to go somewhere right now that values those antibodies just as much as the vaccine itself.”
If you think about it, from the host country’s perspective, it’s the perfect time to open its borders. Get those tourist dollars pouring in from low-risk travelers.
Am I right?
Maybe I’ve just had too many days in a row to think about where I’d like to go once I stop sneezing all over myself…and the cat.