Tuesday, December 1, 2020

COVID - Tech Helps But Being Smart Is Key To Minimizing Chances of Infection

We found out this morning my wife has COVD-19.  She's fine.  I went to get tested today.  Initially, the doctor told her that she has a cold since she does not have breathing issues.  We used the oximeter on Apple Watch to keep tabs on our blood oxygen levels (so far so good - there were times when it did not work).  Right now, there is a lot of technology out there to help us keep safe and with recovery.  

One thing that technology cannot duplicate for you is common sense and keep following the rules - social distancing and wearing masks.  This is not an issue about being macho (like it was for me way in the beginning).  I quickly adopted wearing masks.  More than the fact that "everyone is doing it", I want to make sure I do not infect anyone else.  In order to do that, I must not get infected.

Of course, too late for that now.  We are fine.  But we are waiting for results for other people who I have come intact with.  And a couple of them are in the high group.  If anything happens to any of them, I wish I could exchange places with them.  

Since this is mostly a tech blog, I want to convey to everyone that there is nothing more important than using common sense and following the local, state, and federal guidelines when it comes to Covid.  It's very infectious and it can really ruin your day if not your life.  I feel this episode has left a mark on me that will live with me for each and every single day.

I am in a position that could irrevocably change other people lives for the worse if not their deaths. 

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