…e talked about this before, but this is why someone who comes into work with a cold but says it’s okay because “it’s not a bad one” is talking nonsense. They can’t predict what immune response you’ll have to their virus. It might be an okay cold for them and a terrible one for you. Again, look at covid. There’s worse variants, but people can respond to the same variant very differently. Hopefully the era of people placidly telling you they have a cold while they sit two feet away from you is over?
I was this person, and I’m never going to be again! I don’t know how I’d come to the impression, but I genuinely believed that the severity of disease was mostly attributable to exactly what it was you’d come down with. I hope COVID coverage has opened everybody’s eyes now.