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Fixing my Covid-19 ailments

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‘I swear toothache is worse than childbirth.’

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Fixing my Covid-19 ailments

A patient receives care from a dentist protected by a plexiglass and silicon shield against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), created by the Occisphere company, on July 7, 2020 in Toulouse, southern France. Photo by GEORGES GOBET / AFP

That little statement on social media sets tongues wagging. Canada’s Brenda, who never talks to me, is first in with “me too, I also have a toothache. And you’re right.” The list of “me toos” grows by the minute: John from Ohio complains – a lot; Shelley from Ireland is chewing cloves to numb her pain; Cora from Texas recommends the clove oil she is using; Lorna from London drops her diva pose for a second to reveal she, too, is a mere mortal who feels my pain… Closer to home, Port Elizabeth’s Ms Biggs tells me she’s suffering; Belinda...

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