Rudy Gobert is still not right
The youth of the world are taking the cursed coronavirus a lot more lightly than we old folks are. But maybe that's not such a good idea on their part. If they catch it, they have a much better chance of surviving it than a senior citizen does, but still they may suffer long-term health problems. It's no picnic for anybody if it makes you sick.
Remember Rudy Gobert? He was the first professional basketball player who was identified as having it. He made matters worse for himself by joking around with reporters, defiantly touching all their microphones, before his test results came back positive.
Well, here it is three and a half months later, and Rudy still doesn't have his sense of smell back. It might take a year. If he's lucky.
Rudy Gobert just turned 28 years old. He is an NBA athlete who was in prime physical condition before he caught the virus. He was "cleared" of the virus on March 27. He still can't smell.
Today, I would not say that I feel more tired than before. But I had experiences, a month and a half ago, which scared me. I felt like ants in my toes and wondered what it could be. There were quite a few little things like that.
More and more young people are testing positive. In Oregon, nearly 31 percent of cases are people under 30. More than 48 percent are people under 40. They typically don't get sick enough to require hospitalization, but they are, in one expert's words, "a reservoir of disease moving around in the population, simmering, if you will."
For us oldies, the truths are obvious. Not so for young adults. I hope and pray they make those good choices we've talked about so much since they were in preschool.