I reported last week that I was coming down with some bug or other. I had a couple of bad days, but thereafter things have been improving slowly but surely. Miss D. also got it, and is a couple of days behind me on the healing curve.
Sadly, it's almost certainly COVID-19. We're in the process of arranging for tests (the big storm over the weekend kinda blocked access to that), but three of our circle of friends have been diagnosed with confirmed cases, so I think there's not much doubt about it. It looks as if the "infection vector" started with one man at Miss D.'s place of work. They now have at least three people out of the office, which for a small business is a huge burden.
Fortunately, we've been keeping up our doses of zinc, Vitamin D and other supplements, which gives our bodies a good foundation from which to fight the infection; and we have plenty of cold and flu medication, which has kept our chests and sinuses largely clear. I've no doubt we'll be prescribed some COVID-specific medicines as well, but what we have has kept it under control so far.
One of our friends was admitted to hospital last night. Apart from confirming his COVID diagnosis, he also has viral pneumonia in both lungs, and they've put him in an oxygen tent until his condition improves and his blood oxygen levels return to more satisfactory measurements. Two more are quarantined at home, including an expectant mother who was to give birth by C-section this week. She's now had that postponed, in the hope that she can shake off COVID before surgery.
I'll keep you posted if there are any more developments concerning Miss D. and myself, but so far it doesn't look like we've been hit too hard. Please keep us all in your prayers, if you're so inclined. Thanks!