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There’s no such thing as ‘mild’ Covid – I felt like an extra from Night of the Living Dead

James Moore


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A woman wears a mask in front of a mural of a healthcare worker

A woman wears a mask in front of a mural of a healthcare worker

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A woman wears a mask in front of a mural of a healthcare worker

I’d have passed for an extra working on a remake of Night of the Living Dead. I say Night of the Living Dead as opposed to, say, World War Z or 28 Days Later, because its zombies are slow-moving beasties – not the Olympic athletes the undead monsters have become in more recent flicks. Welcome to “mild” Omicron.

A week-and-a-half in has involved writing through fuzzy-headed exhaustion, while being down around £100 through being too ill to attend the live music shows I’d booked years ago. Some of this cash I made back through not needing to buy food. I’d sometimes wake up feeling OK – at the top of the ladder – only to fall down the snake by lunchtime. I suppose that, compared to OG (Original Gangsta) Covid, this does indeed count as “mild”, as the NHS and the government like to characterise “most” Covid infections.


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