fog shroud hangs over the dance floor at
the Playboy Mansion
Thursday night (Feb. 3) in the grand finale of
the DOMAINfest Global conference.
most cases I have heard about involving couples,
both individuals fell ill. I can only
think of one reason why Diana may have caught it
while I did not. I rarely get sick so over the
years it became apparent to me that when I fell
ill it was almost always immediately after
coming home from a trip. In planes, hotels and
in meet and greet sessions, you touch so many
surfaces and people that the odds against you go
up astronomically. Knowing that - and that we
are in the middle of flu season - I
made a special effort on this trip to frequently
wash my hands with soap and water or use a hand
sanitizer. I also tried to avoid touching my
hands to my face, but that is a tough one as we
all do it frequently without thinking about it.
If you make those things a habit though, it at
least gives you a better chance to stay
am no germaphobe though and nothing is
going to stop me from shaking everyone's hand
that I meet, hugging my friends or going to
conferences like DOMAINfest. Those are the kind
of things that make life worth living. As bad as
it feels to be sick, I haven't heard anyone say
they wouldn't do DOMAINfest again next week.
None of us wants to live in a bubble - we get
enough of solitude in all of the endless solo
hours we spend in front of our computers! So,
all we can do is take some simple precautions
and hope those tilt the odds in our favor
when so many of us get together in one place.
After what happened this year, I will probably
be getting a flu shot next winter
too! For those who are currently under the
weather we wish you all a very speedy
I received two more notes since
posting the info above that underscore how
important it is for your to see a doctor if
you are not getting better. Both notes point
to the possibility that this could be a bacterial
infection rather than viral as many assume - and that opens up a
different set of issues.
a well-known domainer who fell ill wrote, "
I was as sick as ever till yesterday so my meet
and greet immunity failed despite having
a flu shot! Further my condition responded
to strong antibiotics suggesting to me, the
layman doctor, that it is bacterial in nature.
my daughter, who is a 2nd year medical school
student, wrote, "If there is a suspected
water source as the culprit - like you mentioned
the fog machine - and people are getting
pneumonia you have to worry about getting a bacterial
infection. If people aren't getting
better they definitely need to see their doctors.
So many people getting sick in one place, sounds
like a case for the CDC."
if you are ill, do not take this lightly. We
want to see everyone back at 100% as soon as