How do you talk about COVID with a good friend who's now on their second round of it? I didn't even know till today that she'd had her first case back in January '22 (omicron). She lives across the country from me, and probably didn't want to worry me. See, she is pro-vaccine; I'm not sure about the masking--certainly not against it, but I have no idea just by looking at Facebook whether she masks consistently or not. She just basically has more of a carefree attitude about being out in public, indoors, in big groups, and just in general seeing people. This time it sounds like she got COVID either from her very elderly parents when she went to them to help out (thinking they had some sort of respiratory virus), or from their caretaker, so I'm hesitant to further depress her with how it's really bad to have cumulative cases of it. I guess I'll keep quiet. Also she's in her late 60s (though in very good health) and doesn't plan to take Paxlovid.
Thanks for listening; I guess I just feel better writing things out.