I’ve taken quite a few tests for coronavirus over the past few weeks, as I’m one of those people who tends to run a mild sniffle throughout the winter months (exacerbated this year by some unseasonal pollen and the need to have round some pittosporum saplings).
But Monday’s was finally positive, and what I thought was a bad cold, if not influenza, turned into everyone’s favourite bugbear. As far as I’m concerned, anyone advocating catching the thing so as to develop herd immunity should be required to do so, possibly repeatedly. It has not been a splendid week, and I’m still very tired a lot of the time. Most of the symptoms are abating, though the cough is threatening to hang around (rather like the 100-day cough I had in late 2019), and I’m working through my usual constellation of stuff that goes with the end of a ‘normal’ ‘flu.
The tiredness and aching remain irksome, and so there won’t be a full update today. I have added a blog on Run to Seed (LIstener 4714) now that the solution is up. It’s also a quiet fortnight in terms of puzzles – there are just the usual Friday appearances in the Independent on 1 and 8 July. (Regulars will recall that the first in the month very definitely has a theme at present.)