Far be it from me to present you with scientific research or to compare the common cold or the flu to COVID, I just wanted to know if you've had more or less colds this winter within your family bubble.
Has social distancing, much more frequent handwashing, and the fact that we no longer go out reduced the spread of the common cold virus?
I'm asking the question without having an answer...
I'm asking the question because I notice that it's been a long time since my children or I have had a cold. I would have thought that in daycare or kindergarten, kids would still pass around little viruses, but it seems not. Well, there's another important one going around that circulates more! But anyway, I don't remember the last time we emptied all the tissue boxes in one or two days because of a cold. In 2019?
In 2020, I emptied tissue boxes in one or two days because of allergies, for example! When you're in the population ratio that blows their nose all the time, you blow your nose all the time... yeah, there are people who never blow their nose. That impresses me. I clearly don't belong to that category!
Then, it leads me to wonder about these people who never blow their nose...
Does their nose run when they eat hot soup?
Does it run when they go outside in winter?
Does it run when they wear a mask in winter?
Or not at all!?