As a person who is immunocompromised I am very concerned about the possibility of getting infections and in fact I currently have a non serious but annoying gum infection and am taking antibiotics.
It goes without saying that overwhelmingly the biggest worry over the past couple of years has been about contracting Covid and thankfully I still haven’t had it although I am convinced that at some point I will. It is impossible to protect yourself completely without hiding away in a cave for the rest of your life and that is not a life I wish to lead although I am very careful still to a degree that I feel is practical.
I have recently pondered whether I will ever take another trip overseas and the main reason for this is Covid treatments. I am no where near ready to take a flight, cruise, coach or even train due to the worry of travelling in such close proximity to others but as it currently stands if I were to get Covid I should hopefully receive treatment which will reduce the risk of serious illness significantly.
Therein lies the dilemma of whether foreign travel is worth the risk of not being able to access Covid treatments quickly in the event of needing them. For myself this is obviously hypothetical at present as I won’t be travelling overseas anyway for the reasons previously mentioned but would like to think that at some point in the future I will feel comfortable doing so.
I guess I just have to hope that the virus will eventually become less of a health risk or that other treatments become widely available which give more complete protection but at present am not optimistic.
I am interested to know if others are having similar thoughts.
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