Having lived through many epidemics such as polio, tuberculosis, and others, I feel that the covid-19 experience was handled poorly by government officials. Never before were we given so much misinformation that it affected our country. With that in mind, I was sick with the flu shortly after Thanksgiving in 2019. I spent three agonizing days in bed and about ten days recovering. My family and friends also came down with this unusual brand of flu. My brother-in-law’s doctor could not determine his illness. He was down for months. It wasn’t until the end of January that this flu was identified as covid-19. I don’t know if I was stricken by covid-19, but I have been exposed numerous times and have not any effects like that week in 2019.

– Robert Freese, Sr.