Son #2 has been on the Champix to give up smoking for 2 weeks now. His side effects have been worse than mine and he even had to take a couple of days off work last week. After that people in his office went off with Swine Flu and now a whole department has been quarantined. It was only yesterday when someone asked him what the side effects were that they discovered they were the same as the Swine Flu symptoms. He was told to phone his GP and it now seems that it was him that spread the Swine Flu. Oops. And he didn’t sneeze once. Turns out you can have mild symptoms and still infect others.
The ABofC has sent us out scary warnings about sharing chalices and suggesting that people only receive in one kind (bread) and that the priest alone gets to have the chalice. It feels like a step back in time to pre-Vatican II days. I still reckon that silver and alcohol can get rid of most germs. But in light of my diseased son I am prepared to use an anti-bacterial hand-wash before communion as well as the Lavabo. Now don’t say I’m not good to you.