If you picked up a bug this year, you’re not alone. Healthy adults, according to the Mayo Clinic, can expect two to three colds each year. If you have reliable shelter, it’s probably not a big deal.
If you don’t? Good luck.
Unlike the flu, which is much more serious but can often be prevented through inoculation, the common cold is viewed as a minor nuisance, not a major health risk. Among our local homeless population, though, a mild cold can become something much more serious.
Collectively, we rarely do much to help alleviate that condition.