My dear friend wasn't feeling 100%.
Like a bad cold.
Just go home right?
That's not enough right now.
She works frontline healthcare.
She was complaining of a sore throat.
No official tests available.
None of this was surprising.
Enter a brilliant researcher.
Learning everything they could about the virus.
A fingerprick test.
Antibodies to it or not.
Have I been exposed to it in the last 2 months or not?
What did my friend learn that day?
She had not been exposed.
She didn't have the antibodies.
She didn't have COVID-19.
That researcher did what it took to create that moment.
A tiny bit of certainty in a black hole of uncertainty.
I want that.
For each of us.