By Christine Emba, Illustration: Luci Gutiérrez/The Washington Post, The Washington Post, June 30, 2022
My regular editor is off this week because she has contracted covid-19. And I’m glad for her.
Well, not glad about the covid — we may have vaccines and Paxlovid now, but I wouldn’t wish that still-mysterious disease on anyone.
Yet the actual taking of a few sick days, even while working remotely? That I respect. Because doing so has become unusual, even though in reality it’s more necessary than ever.