<Grant> could be an awkward Thanksgiving this year
<fmm> imagine thinking thanksgiving is gonna happen this year
<3w13> Imagine thinking this year is gonna happen this year
(Talking of awkward family relationships, my liberal grandmother is currently furious at my conservative grandmother for continuing to go to church.)
On a more personal note: one of the "fun" parts of having chronic respiratory problems is that at any given moment I've got multiple symptoms that may or may not be signs of cold, flu, or, say, COVID-19. I've pretty much always got a cough and sinus congestion. Sometimes they're not so bad; sometimes they get worse and carry other symptoms with them. And that's great because then I get to play a game I like to call "guess whether I'm getting sick or there's just an increased pollen count." And I have to guess, because the appropriate way to treat a cold is, in several crucial ways, the opposite of the appropriate way to treat bad allergies and asthma. If I'm getting sick, then I want to get extra bed rest and avoid getting my allergy shot; if that sore throat is just postnasal drip, then I want to avoid lying down and I definitely want to get that allergy shot.
And that's before we get into other symtpoms ("aches and pains" like, say, the pain I've got in my neck and shoulder that's probably RSI; I should probably see a doctor about that, but I should also probably stay the hell away from non-emergency trips to my primary care for the foreseeable future, so maybe I can find a good specialist?), or side effects of my medications (that sore throat could be from my inhaler, which also tends to make me dizzy, which is another potential COVID-19 symptom).
I've had a nasty sore throat for the past six days or so, but I haven't run a fever, so it's probably just allergies. This isn't an unusual occurrence, it's just usually I'm just worried about whether I'm getting a cold or the flu, not a goddamn global pandemic.