The Dragon Has Struck
A little setback
Reality landed with a heavy thud on Monday morning here in the Berkshires. After not feeling well Sunday evening, I tested positive for CoVid 19 Monday morning.
I will be forever grateful to the scientists who created the vaccine that has made this a moderate inconvenience (but it's certainly no fun), rather than a full-bore medical event. Believe me, this could have ended very badly were it not for three vaccine shots.
Two of the symptoms are, shall we say, interesting. First, things are a bit fuzzy in the brain. Concentration is sometimes difficult, as in right now as I try to type these words, but make more mistakes than usual, many more. Second, occasional profound fatigue. For a guy who is used to playing energetic tennis four or five times a week, this is humbling, indeed.
It's a long time ago in the life of this pandemic that I stopped trying to figure out why people would choose to risk their lives (and those around them) by refusing vaccination. A large swath of humanity just seems highly suggestible and follows the lead of people they've come to admire. That sometimes turns out fine, and sometimes not.
In my column of last Friday, 8 April, in which I reported on the actions companies doing business in Russia are taking in light of Putin's inhumane invasion, I wrote this sentence about a specific company that has chosen to remain and sell its stuff to Russians:
Personally, I have decided the Acer corporation will not be among the brands I consider for my next pair of running shoes.
However, as percipient readers have reminded me, the Acer Corporation makes computers, not running shoes. It's the Asics Corporation that makes running shoes. I should have known better. The offending sentence now reads:
Personally, I have decided the Acer corporation will not be among the brands I consider for my next computer.
Since I really like Asics running shoes, I am happy I can continue buying them with complete moral justification! Just as soon as I leave my CoVid bed.
Please forgive me for the error.