I'm just a regular 30+ dude of average health. I skipped the vaccine and all the boosters and I haven't worn a mask since the public health order ended. The only thing I've done to protect myself against covid is avoid crowded indoor places, and take vitamin D gummies. I respect covid, I do not want to get it, but I also think that it's here to stay and that eventually my time will come, but for some reason, to date I've never had it. In fact I haven't had so much as a sniffle in 3 years.
As to why I haven't caught it yet, I'm not sure. I think avoiding indoor crowds has been a big part of it. My risk
is pretty low, I'm not unhealthy but I'm not super healthy either. My lifestyle has some factors that I think help reduce the risk even further. I don't drink alcohol and alcohol ruins sleep, sleep is really important for the immune system, so my sleep is usually pretty good. I take melatonin, aspirin, vitamin D, xylitol, NAC, marshmallow root, and quercetin regularly. All of these have at least some evidence of reducing the risk of infection or severe outcomes, and I do exercise fairly regularly.
At this point, I hesitate to say not taking the vaccine has helped me even though personally, I do believe it, and there is some evidence to support my belief but it's definitely not a proven fact. I can at least say making this choice hasn't harmed me or anyone else because I've never had it or given it to anyone, and the vaccine does not stop infection or transmission. While I also don't think I'll be able to avoid it forever, it's been odd having to go through all of these rituals in the last 3 years to never have gotten sick. I feel sort of stuck. I think everybody does. People seem to either live in fear or denial. I don't feel afraid, but I try to stay aware of the reality that covid is here to stay and that it's a novel virus, which means we don't know what it does to people over time. Maybe it's harmless, maybe it causes irreversible damage that slowly leads to premature aging, heart disease, cancer, autoimmune disease and death. Only time will tell. In the meantime, I'll stick to my same old routine of vitamin d gummies, baby aspirin, and sleeping in.
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