Covid-19: 1/5 Stars, do not Recommend
The following is the transcript of my troop deployment (i.e. ending rant) from episode 62 of my news podcast The Mind Killer. If you like it, please consider subscribing to the podcast
I tried covid-19 for the first time after attending an international rationalist organizers retreat in Berkeley. On a positive note, it was easy to travel with, and I had no trouble getting it home on the plane without even checking a bag. But as soon as I got home, it was a mess. It woke me up in the middle of the night running a hot temperature but feeling cold. Very inconsiderate. Then next morning, the stupid virus didn’t even have the decency to register as positive on a rapid test! Talk about deceptive sales practices!
Next thing you know its energy consumption is out of control. Just really taking as much as I had to offer with no consideration for the other things I had planned for the day. I’m a small business owner with a young child, so I don’t have time to spend all day tending to my covid infection. But did it care? No! It monopolized all of my time and kept me lying on the couch for three days, including a Saturday that I wanted to spend with my family! Overall, I felt it was very disrespectful of my time and did not react well to boundary-setting. Ultimately, I had to get Paxlovid to escort it out.
If you’re considering trying covid-19, I recommend against it. I suggest trying a common cold or a bacterial respiratory infection instead. My experience with those was, while not perfect, significantly better than covid. If covid wants to stick around in this economy, it needs to get its act together. 1/5 stars. Not recommended.
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