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Friend told me they were sick with Covid

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I visited my friend yesterday and today they told me they were sick with Covid. They had done an at home test. It is just a normal part of life to get sick.

My friend is overweight and I warned them that the risk of Covid and obesity makes the problem more serious. I had said that for months, and now that they are sick they are dealing with the reality of that.

It is ok when people don’t listen to you, or when their personal life circumstances make it difficult to change. As a friend I can only help them, but ultimately everyone is responsible for themselves. For people who are overweight, they know it is risky to their health. Often people are overweight due to factors that they don’t know how to fix. I have shared before that NMT has helped one friend lose 250 lbs along with exercise like walking. Give that a try if other weight loss methods have failed you. I will bet anyone $100 if they try that it will help them lose weight. Just email me directly and I will help verify that you gave it a chance.

Anyway, Covid is a concern and I treat it with the seriousness it deserves. I informed my employer that I had been exposed to it. I don’t want to be responsible for getting anyone sick. I took an at home test and it was negative so perhaps I didn’t catch it. However even if I catch it, it is not the end of the world. I am healthy and I have great access to medical care and the odds are overwhelmingly in my favor. I am healthier now than I have ever been and I am so grateful for the life situation that has permitted this.

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We all deserve to have access to the health care we need, and I hope that this Covid issue shows people clearly that we either all sink or swim. There is no we and them, there is only us.