Everything that’s happening right now… all of the advice we’re being given… all of the protocols being put in place…

They all apply, to some degree, to every virus and bacteria that preceded the coronavirus.

Societally, we’re acting as if this is all news. But there’s nothing we’ve heard, except for details on the virus itself, that is new information.

Only now, wrapped in the context of coronavirus, are we considering how a simple handshake or public cough can affect the people around us.

It makes me wonder, with every cold and flu I’ve ever had in my life, just how many people have I directly or indirectly killed in my lifetime?

Surely someone got a flu or virus, passed through me, that killed them. My question is, just how many?

We’ll never know the answer, but in case there are any hard feelings, please accept my apologies.