The onset of the first symptoms globally occurred on December 1, 2019, becoming news days later. I began watching the media with detached interest for details of the spread of a pneumonia like virus, believed to have originated in a wet market in Wuhan, China, and spread within the city, then Asia. When I heard of the first death resulting from the virus, I though to myself that there was no way this was going to make it’s way to North America let alone impact my life. I felt, that like other viruses such as the bird and pig flu, there would be no impact on me beyond its eventual inclusion into the seasonal flu vaccine I would eventually have injected into my body.
I was so utterly and completely wrong.Continue reading “the spread (spred)”