Mr Covid comes to visit

My other half tested positive for COVID19 this evening. She has had cold symptoms for the last several days. How typical is that? She works in a school – she has been testing several times a week for the last several years, we get to a holiday, and bang – first day of the holiday, positive.

Our youngest’s birthday trip to Thorpe Park is now delayed. Her sleepover with friends now isn’t happening. Our middle girl’s new part-time job might be over before it begins… the dominos are falling fast.

We have a huge stack of test kits at home – I’m guessing we’re going to go through them at a rate of knots now. The rest of us tested negative this evening, and my other half is now quarantined in the bedroom. She’s already turned it into a knitting nest, with Netflix playing on her laptop.

I cleaned the kitchen and lounge down after she retreated earlier. I also retrieved a sleeping bag from the loft – I’m on the sofa for the next few days.

I’m going grocery shopping first thing in the morning – before I test positive. While we’re technically not required to self isolate any more, it would seem tremendously unfair to go about normal life, knowing you’re spreading the virus.

I’m reminded of Japan, where people have protected those around them from coughs and colds for decades. Don’t get me started about the rabid antivaxxers who believe it’s their right to do what they want, where they want, whenever they want. They’re up there with the most pious in thanking this, that, or the other for their continued good health – until they get ill, and immediately seek the fruits of the last few hundred years of scientific research.


Thankyou, scientists. Thankyou for reducing a potentially deadly disease to a runny nose, and a few aches and pains.

Looks like we’re going to have a very quiet Easter.

p.s. my other half is already using the Amazon Echo network around the house to call for room service. It was funny the first time

5 replies on “Mr Covid comes to visit”

My get well wishes to your other half; and hopes that you / your loved ones will remain healthy; that all of you can rapidly restore order to your lives. Had your sterling conscientiousness re public health been shared, worldwide, by now, the coronavirus, would’ve been conquered. To illustrate the humanitarian attitude, at its very best, is to re-emphasis your own words:

“While we’re technically not required to self isolate any more, it would seem tremendously unfair to go about normal life, knowing you’re spreading the virus.”

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Oh no! So sorry to hear your family has been caught in the Covid trap. My fingers are crossed it’s just your wife and she only has mild symptoms. But thank you for doing the right thing. If only more people would.

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My daughter had it in January, and I was very happy for curbside service at the grocery store. I ordered online, they brought the groceries out to the car and put it in the trunk for me. Zero human contact. I never tested positive, never had any symptoms, and we didn’t even try to isolate from each other. Why? Who knows.

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