A True Fact

Written for https://fivedotoh.com/2023/02/15/fandangos-provocative-question-202/

Have you ever been sure that you knew something to be true only to find out that what you thought you knew to be true was, in fact, not true? If so, what was it and how did you find out that it wasn’t true?

When there were rumours about COVID, I was working at a school, and a student said to me they were worried. I told them, wrongly, that we have had diseases in the past and at no point did we have to close the school because of it. A couple of weeks later the school closed, we went into lockdown

How wrong I was.

In my defence, we had gone through bird flu, swine flue, and SARS, and everything remained open. In the past, even when there was a TB epidemic, nothing shut down. There were testing stations, where my mum was diagnosed with the disease. She was in hospital for four years, my big sister living with her nan. She couldn’t have any contact because she was so contagious.

It was a strange couple of years, especially in full lockdown, and I couldn’t even see my daughter or granddaughter, unless it was through a window. I worked from home, which is difficult as a teaching assistant, and went into work for two days a week for those students who couldn’t stay at home.

Now, with all the mask wearing, everyone is catching everything. I have a cold, which refuses to budge, there is a sickness bug going around. Our immune systems are not what they were.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

7 thoughts on “A True Fact

  1. I agree with you about our immune systems not being what they were. When Hubby worked for a school as their IT support, he caught everything going. Now his immune system is shot to hell, so we take up any offers of vaccinations for flu, pneumonia and covid.

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