I am in the middle of my third COVID quarantine.
The first was aboard a ship while during a 30- cruise around South American in January 2020 COVID broke out and several people died. We were quarantined in our cabins for several weeks and eventually transferred to another ship at sea and then hustled on to buses and planes to get home.
I wasn’t aware a friend we were traveling with was so sick she ended up in the ICU after returning home, but thankfully recovered.
The next quarantine was when we arrived home and our 55+ condo association rightfully expected us to again quarantine for two weeks.
The current quarantine is because I contacted COVID and the health department strongly suggested this one. How I got it I’ll never know, I thought I was careful, I wear a mask indoor shopping, especially if there is a modest group of people. We have gone out to eat but try and sit away from others.
From my previous two quarantines I have learned that it is possible to walk a mile or two within a 2,000 sf condo. 😎
And yes, I have been fully vaccinated since last February and thankful for being so. I have what is called a breakthrough infection. the virus got beyond my Moderna vaccine shield, but actually that is the good news. I couldn’t believe it when I saw the positive results so I asked to be retested using a new sample and a different machine – same result.
Because of the vaccine my symptoms were mostly mild. I acquired a bad cough for several days, runny and stuffed nose and tired, all of which are mostly gone today – no fever. I see that as a very good thing given that I am prone to bouts of asthma which could complicate matters. I hesitate to speculate the possible outcome had I not been vaccinated.
There is no logical reason not be be vaccinated, there are no reported adverse reactions sufficient to warrant not getting vaccinated – the headlines rarely tell you the incidence is a small fraction of one percent. How can any intelligent, informed person conclude that risks from not being vaccinated are better than being vaccinated is well beyond my comprehension.