Breathing the same air as Socrates and Jesus

Photo from Marquette Magazine (fair use)

. . . and while we’re at it, take another breath which also includes air exhaled by da Vinci and Edison (the story is told well in YOUR ATOMIC SELF).¬†

Equilibrium. ¬†Right now this principle is at work helping inoculate us with tiny aerosol particles of cv-19 which hang in the air in still spaces for hours, in varying concentrations. ¬†Our immune system is continually sampling and fortifying our defenses against such invaders, so we are presently developing skill at defeating this unwelcome visitor. ¬†We might even individually become immune before a vaccine arrives. ¬†A key is to avoid inhaling too many such aerosols at once. (Handling fear helps, too.) ¬†So, wear a good mask¬†(not just a bandana); don’t touch nasty stuff, and then put fingers in eyes, nose, mouth. ¬†(Hint: use a knuckle at the ATM, instead of a finger.) And learn to recognize risk, from this tragic choir rehearsal.¬†

Practice safe breathing. ¬†Keep the community healthy. ¬†Avoid ignorant people who won’t wear a mask, while we all work at developing immunity.. ¬†(There is a scientific report that suggests mask wearers may develop natural immunity quicker than non-wearers.) The human race will survive. ¬†We can all participate.