Trade You — Or, How We Keep Each Other Alive

An illustration of a medical professional in full PPE administers a COVID-19 swab to a seated man in an orange shirt and black pants. The text reads, “Here is something I know:”

Healthy people think they know how to be sick.

Of course they do. We’ve all had a cold, or maybe the flu. Every so often you’ll encounter someone who wants to tell you about their parent who survived measles. Worst of all, there are the suggestions — the yoga and diets and vitamins and oils they think will cure those of us with chronic health problems. Oh, and let’s not forget the…