The ‘good old’ days
I remember the days before COVID-19 when I regularly had at least one cold, one sinus infection, or the flu. One could checkout at Walmart with a cashier who had the sniffles, cough, or worse a bacteria; one could rub elbows with a tourist who had the same; hospitals had people die from regular flu; and I was never able to take a trip by airplane without catching something on one way or another.
Covid-19 has made us rethink the transmission of sickness and I am thankful for that. I have had the last few months safe from any of the evils of the “good old” days.
Although I look forward to going to the beach, meeting with friends for coffee, or just running into a half dozen people I stop to chat with at Costco or the market, I worry that we will forget how to avoid illness. I will be happy to wear my face mask to protect you from my germs and I hope you will protect me as well for a long time yet. Let’s require tourists to do so, too, and stomp out all these germs.
Marjorie Gifford, Princeville