Schrodinger’s Covid

In an attempt to attend a concrete convention, I was reminded of the threat of COVID up-front and personally. This is the new world.

Schrodinger’s Covid
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I’d like to take a moment and talk quickly about Covid-19. An hour before this year’s American Society of Concrete Contractors conference dinner and awards presentation, I heard from home that a relative’s Covid test was positive. Thinking about the number of people I was about to hang out with, it was worthwhile to get a test myself.

Well, with the revealing of two rose-colored lines, there went my plans.

According to a piece by Marnie Hunter, CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Leana Wen says that the country is in “a phase in the pandemic where people need to make their own decisions based on their medical circumstances as well as their risk tolerance when it comes to contracting Covid-19.” Even though all cases, deaths, and hospitalizations are all trending down as of October 3, the virus is still out there.  

It feels inevitable at this point that we’ll run into the virus somewhere, somehow. With people more comfortable attending in-person events, World of Concrete right around the corner, and schools now in session, it might be worth it to refresh your team on safety protocols, best practices, and recognizing signs and symptoms. To Dr. Wen’s point, it’s our responsibility to make decisions to protect ourselves as those choices might affect those around you.  

Anyway, I guess what I’m trying to say is: continue to play it smart.