Cough, ack, splutter, cough ack. Sick children (well just a child to start off with) who pass it to the other one, then who both have it and it takes two to three weeks to clear up and for all the coughing to stop. You wash your hands and gargle at every available opportunity to ensure you don’t pick up what’s going around. Take your vitamin C, zinc, Echinacea and zinc, vicks and God knows what else to avoid getting sick. You don’t let your guard down for a second and you still manage to get a little something which knocks you around for a few days.
Do you now start avoiding all people just so you might avoid picking something up?