Stupid Question

My favorite stupid question is, “have you had COVID?”

Even among the elderly nursing home patients, 80% who test positive are asymptomatic. So how am I supposed to know? I only got tested once, against my will. What happened before or since, I have no idea and zero interest.

Magical Incantations

They’ve been hailed as virus success stories – places that have seen virtually zero or single-digit Covid cases since the start of the year. But this month, Singapore and Taiwan have both seen a sudden and aggressive rise in cases – with Singapore logging 248 new cases just last week, and Taiwan 1,200 local infections. . . By global standards, these numbers may seem small – but for these places, these figures would have been unthinkable just months ago. So what exactly went wrong?

These people are either clinical idiots or they are pranking us. “Magical incantations are great against mosquito bites. But no matter how many incantations I make, I still get mosquito bites. I wonder, what went wrong?” Really, what a mystery.