Came down sick Thursday night. Friday was pretty awful, too.
The Captain took me to the ER 6:30 Saturday morning. Told 'em I checked all the high risk boxes: over 60, Asthma, Heart trouble. They asked if I had been in contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case. I said probably, working at the University with hundreds of students every day, some had returned from study abroad in Italy, Korea, China. They were supposed to "self quarantine", but I didn't trust them.
ER doc said "Let's eliminate the obvious first and swab you for a flu test."
"Swab", Hah! It's a stainless steel rasp about an 8th of an inch wide, and they stuff it 2-1/2 inches up your nose. (Still hurts!) They came back 20 minutes later- you have type A flu, Mr. Barth. Go suffer at home, we have sicker people than you to care for.
I've never been so happy to have the flu in my life! Should be fine in a couple days! 🥵🤠
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