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Editor’s Notebook: Back to run-of-the-mill illnesses

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My sainted mother used to refer to it as “the creeping crud” – two or three days that began with a stopped-up nose and sore throat, followed by sneezing-sneezing-sneezing, then a cough and finally, 48 or 72 hours later, a return to health.

I’ve been dealing with that the last couple of days, and would guess its genesis is one of two possibilities: (a) the combination of excessive heat outside and constant air conditioning inside, or (b) hanging around with unmasked people, as all our immune systems have been locked down over the past year and now we’re going to be passing the run-of-the-mill germs to one another.

It is a further sign of a return to normalcy in a post-pandemic world, perhaps, although it seems more people (particularly the elderly) are moving back into a masked-up state, even though it’s clear (so far) that the vaccines are good to handle any variant of COVID that has been thrown at us. Well, to each his (or her) own, I guess.


VOTING ON SUNDAYS? HERE IT COMES: Yesterday’s newsworthy Arlington Electoral Board meeting included a decision that, for one Sunday in the run-up to the November general election, voters will be able to cast ballots at the remote-voting sites.

Previously, that day had been off-limits, although depending on your reading of state law, it hadn’t actually been illegal to hold Sunday voting. It was just custom not to.

Anyhoo, the more options for voters, the merrier (within limits).

We’ll have plenty of Electoral Board coverage on the horizon. Lots of interesting stuff.

  • Scott McCaffrey
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