Stop. Don't Panic. This is just my opinion and how I feel.

I am a relatively safe guy when it comes to this thing. I have been from the get go. I didn't have a problem living in my little one bedroom apartment on lockdown. I moved in July to a bigger place. If we get locked down again, I'm not even stressing it. I am an essential employee. I basically live across the street from my job. If my work building got shut down, I could (and would) still be one of only like 5 people allowed in the building. I also have the ability to work from home.

I wash my hands. I have way too much hand sanitizer at home. In the car. At work.

I wear a mask. I have about 20 of them. I still buy more of both. Cause I'm that guy.

I don't do large gatherings. I have been invited to intimate affairs. I have already been invited to Thanksgiving dinners because folks know I'll be alone. They have no idea how alone I plan on being.

I got invited to my best friend's 50th birthday party. I'll be getting near that birthday milestone here myself soon. I found out 2 - 3 other families were coming to attend that birthday function as well. I bowed out. Didn't go. I had planned on a trip to England to celebrate my next birthday. I ain't going. You can't pay me to get on a plane.

I'm not even driving down south to see my mom for Thanksgiving or Christmas. We have discussed it. She would prefer I don't. She's gonna zoom me. And she's down with that.

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I say all that to say this.

I'm probably still going to catch Covid. It just feels like it's inevitable.

The numbers are surging. People are still living and acting like it's not a big deal. We haven't hit those really cold winter days yet. And they've said when we have to be stuck indoors, it's going to get way worse. Worse than now. And now is way worse than back before the summer.

That dreaded 3rd wave.

It's freaking people out.

I have a couple of good friends who I work with who haven't come back to work in the building since March. They still work from home. But I legit think it might be a year before I see them in person again.

They might not get Covid.

I go outside and to places. I'm thinking I'm going to get it.

I took an online risk assessment for Covid.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Survival Calculator

This website and its contents herein, including all data, mapping, and analysis are provided to the public strictly for educational and academic research purposes. Reliance on the Website for medical guidance or use of the Website in commerce is strictly prohibited. (Covid 19 Survival Calculator)

You don't have to give any real personal information or submit email. You just answer hypotheticals. Age, weight, blood type, if you have insurance (not what kind). Again nothing personal. It calculates.

How'd I do?

Infection Risk

We estimate you have a 13% chance
of catching COVID-19.
The average is 11.87%
13% is the equivalent of 1 in 7.69 people
or betting odds of 6.69/1.

Mortality Risk

If infected we estimate you have a 0.574% chance
of dying COVID-19.
The average is 0.445%
0.574% is the equivalent of 1 in 174.22 people
or betting odds of 173.22/1
The numbers are low but still slightly above average. I'm just paranoid. The bigger numbers are below. And Pfizer said they have a vaccine that's 90% effective. It's on the way. Will we get it, before we get it?
You and your family stay safe. But I think another lockdown is on the way and I think I'm going to get it no matter how hard I try not to. And I think we all have a pretty decent chance of catching it too.

Michigan (Numbers from 11/11/2020 @ 10:28 pm)

Total cases
251,499
Reported yesterday: +6,869
New cases (14 days)
Oct 28–Nov 10: +62,721
Deaths
8,137
Reported yesterday: +87
SourcesCOVID Tracking ProjectThe New York Times
News.google.com