Maybe I’m Coming Late To This Party ..

.. wouldn’t be the first time.

After posting “Updated Symptoms for COVID-19“, I went through my emails in January as I recalled that I felt poorly in January. I had attributed it to my office as the primary AC return vents are therein, and the temperature varies widely. My case was mild .. light fever, chills, foggy head and general aches / pains that went on for about five days. My solution was to WFH where I felt better.

So .. two bits out of this:

  • Did I have it? Not sure .. It was odd, and I’m rarely sick.
  • How would I get an antibody test?

No clue as to either. I’ve written my PCP and Atlanta Blood Services (I donate platelets regularly) to see if I could be tested the next time I donate .. but other than these two avenues, I have no idea how to get a test.

Now, I wrote at length about “The Resolved” .. those who have had the virus where I suggested that antibody testing is critical, and we don’t know (yet) if all detected antibodies are viable against COVID-19, or if they are persistent for all time. Please recall that we receive various ‘boosters’ from time to time to ensure initial inoculations remain viable.

So .. step by step, learning every day, we sort the issues this Novel Coronavirus creates for us .. and we conquer them. Right now the most important and powerful weapon in our arsenal is the ability to avoid transferring the virus amongst ourselves, which replenishes and extends the reservoir that will come back to haunt us.

Stay connected. Stay safe. Stay home.

About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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