Having a Cold During a Pandemic

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Having a cold right now means getting tested for COVID-19. This is because the symptoms of COVID-19 are basically the same as a cold, flu or sinus infection.

Not being able to taste or smell anything is the symptom that everyone is told to look out for, but losing your sense of taste and smell can happen when you have a cold, flu or sinus infection too.

So, here I sit…on my couch…with a cold…waiting for a COVID-19 test which will tell me to continue to sit on my couch with my symptoms and rest.

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B.A. Burgess

Barbara Burgess is a writer which is made apparent by the text in this box and the box above. She is best known for being a multi-genre/multi-writing voice author who throws caution to the wind when describing her writing career - "Oh, I write children's books, holiday romance, and sci-fi. Why? What do you do? Just one thing?" In addition to being a writer of all the things, she is the founder of Pilgrim Fowl Press and a writing facilitator bringing permission to write to the masses via Skillshare and Udemy. The only social media she frequents is Instagram (@hellothisisbarbara). Her desert island movie is Stargate (the original with James Spader), and she has been taking daily mug shots of her morning coffee since before Instagram was even a thing.

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