This letter came home with my son from school on Thursday.

Now I'm spending my Sunday morning waiting anxiously for his PCR test results.

At 6 years old, he is too young to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Thank goodness! His test came back negative.

Don't worry, I had 2 of my kids tested for antibodies both of them came back positive and no one in my 7 person household ever felt sick.

@yisraeldov @OpenComputeDesign antibodies means you were exposed at one point and your immune system was able to do its job properly. And we should be thankful for that!

Anecdote: I received the measles vaccine as a teen, but by the time I was 30, my antibodies for it were gone.

@OpenComputeDesign @yisraeldov Apparently our immune system isn't as permanent as we were led to believe as kids. That's why boosters are a thing

@matt @yisraeldov My dad once had a doctor who said you should get a cold at least once every three months to keep your immune system in tune for more serious stuff.

Although if you _do_ get colds that often, I'd worry there might be something wrong with your immune system.

@matt while infections were in full swing in my part of the world, kids were being weird kids: no masks, picking food back off the floor, touching and dancing around everything in sight, putting lips and faces on glass. besides (i have been warned not to keep stating this) the infection affects persons that spend much of their lives indoors and are quite inactive worse than others. your kids will be fine. go somewhere and get some fresh air! ac kills.

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