COVID IS Real

James Moffitt
5 min readAug 12, 2023
Photo by Fusion Medical Animation on Unsplash

COVID is real…. But then again there are many other viruses out there that are equally as dangerous. Chicke Pox, the Flu, Measels, Polio, Dementia. The list goes on. Which one will get us and make us sick? Will we survive? That is the big question.

I keep seeing the commercial about Shingles on cable tv. If you have had chicken pox in your life time the Shingles virus is lying dormant right under the surface. One day it will come to haunt you and your body will make you miserable. My wife had Shingles and even while it was a mild case it was on her back and she was in some discomfort. I keep reminding myself to go to CVS and get the vaccine for Shingles. Life gets in the way and I have yet to go do it.

I work at the department of health and environmental controls in South Carolina. I provide tech support for the health side of the organization. That means that my customers are health professionals. They come to our IT room and we configure new iPhones for them and make sure the data from their old iPhone transfers over. We image and configure new laptops for them. We make sure the network printers work and all of the other technology is running like it should be.

Imagine my surprise when one of the preventive health nurses came into our IT room and announced that several of us were exposed to someone who tested positive for Covid. How about that. A health care…

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James Moffitt

Happily married for last 34 years to Katy Moffitt, living in Goose Creek South Carolina. I love writing, bowling, and nature.