I’m absolutely terrified of getting the flu right now. I got the flue twice last year and I do not want to get it again this year. Aichi Prefecture is under a flu warning, and kids are dropping left and right. I checked my temperature twice already this morning and didn’t have a fever, but I’m still afraid it’s going to spike. I felt kind of crappy yesterday (that’s a clinical term) and this morning, my throat hurt even worse.
- wearing a mask when interacting with the kids
- lots of Purrell and other disinfectants after interacting with the kids or using the train
- consuming lots of fluids (particularly sports drinks)
I’m not sure any of this will keep me safe. I got a flu shot, but I’m inclined to believe that it can only protect you so much from the germs that kids are running around with. All my years of public school education and I never once got the flu. As soon as I start teaching kids here in Japan…I get the damn flu.