Recovery From Covid 19

Each day my health improves from my bout with Covid 19. My temperature is normal and throat is no longer parched by dehydration. My sense of taste has returned along with my appetite, although my sense of smell remains in shutdown mode.

Of course I have no proof that I had the virus. NYC health officials had advised anyone with mild sysmptoms to stay at home. There are no test kits for C19 or even thermal lasers to gauge if you have a fever. My friends have asked, “Have you gone to the hospital?” or “Did you get tested?” and I wonder if they really understand America’s unpreparedness for a pandemic crisis.

The greed of GOP have raped the country’s Healthy System, which had been sketchy at best, and the Trump Administration gutted the federal program dedicated to protecting the people in order to provide tax cuts for the very rich.

So, no, I didn’t go to a hospital or get a test.

I sat at home alone.

And the worse that happened was that I ate non-dairy cheddar cheese and some veggie hot dogs.

I threw them in the trash and cooked a real grilled cheese sandwich.

My nose could almost smell it.

Maybe tomorrow I will.

All the best.

5 Comments

  1. Francesco
    Posted March 24, 2020 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Ciao Peter, hope you get better soon. Here luckily we’re ok, so far. Who culd ever imagine such a thing? Not even in the wildest trips. Give a look to Manzoni’s “promessi sposi”, there are two great chapter about the pague in milano in 1620, those words are still tru today. Wish you the best, ciao
    Francesco

  2. Posted March 25, 2020 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    I read Camus’ LA PESTE, Dafoe’s A JOURNAL FROM THE YEASSR OF PLAGUE, and then Edgar Allen Poe’s THE MASQUE OF THE READ DEATH.
    I’ll check out Promessi sposi. I’m much better. Except my sense of smell is very diminished. at least my shit doesn’t stink. Staying in the house and luckily haven’t had to resort to my rice and beans back-up. Hope you are yours are well. See you on the other side.

  3. Posted March 25, 2020 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    720 pages!!!!

  4. Francesco
    Posted March 25, 2020 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    Ciao, just go through chpater XXXI-XXXII, if we gotta stay home it’s a nice way to spend the time. He writes down exactly what happenend here, and everywhere else too.
    understimation, denial, lies, silly programs (let’s open everything!, MIlano wont stop ad so on)and finally the truth: houston we’ve got a problem, and a fucking big one too.
    keep safe and take care
    ciao
    Francesco

  5. Posted March 25, 2020 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    I’m listening to French Rock from the 80s and 70s Angolan Funk

    Check out http://www.radioooo.com

    music from each country by decade

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