A friend of mine's a Sheriff's deputy who works out at the county jail, where they had an outbreak last month. Over the weekend a co-worker of his died from Covid and I texted him today to see if he knew him, and if he and his family were healthy. I last texted him while I was on Shasta, about the 14th or 15th. Here's his replies:
"I knew him. I have been sick. I tested positive for COVID. I am recovering. I will let you know when I am out of quarantine."
I asked him if he was staying in a hotel, and how his wife (who also works at the jail) and daughter were.
"(His daughter) is out of town with her cousins. She came to see us yesterday. Me and (his wife) sleep in separate rooms. I tested July 18. It took a week to get the result. July 26 the result was positive. At this time I have overcome all symptoms. (Wife's) test result has not come in yet."
I asked him what symptoms he had.
"At the worst, high temp about 102, head ache. Gripping pain across stomach and chest. Loss of taste and loss of breathe."
I wrote that sounded pretty miserable.
"Yes all of that. The full Monty. I have gotten over the symptoms. I have none now, other than feeling weak. To put the way I feel in context, a month ago I walked up Mission peak with a 40 lb pack. Now I get winded walking into the kitchen get something to eat."
Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].
The 'best' is the enemy of 'good enough'. Copper shot, not Silver bullets.