So, were your symptoms mild?
COVID underscores just how personalized your health really is.
Last week COVID finally caught me, and it wasn’t fun — but it wasn’t horrible either. I apparently fit in the rich, creamy middle along with most young, vaccinated, boosted, healthy individuals: aches, sore throat, and fatigue. I appear to be on the other end of it now.
In this most recent wave of COVID, it seems like basically everyone I know has gotten it, and we’re all swapping stories about symptoms. How was it for you? Did you lose your sense of taste?
Just before getting sick, I penned a post on the web site at Alsop Louie Partners about how the future of our health is deeply personalized. So COVID has been an oddly relevant experience in how personalized everything about our health can be.
I bet that with the right data set of people who’ve had COVID, the symptoms they had, plus the vaccine they had and how they reacted to the vaccine… we could make a pretty good guess about how COVID would hit you!
Imagine if we could have done that at the start of the pandemic. Imagine if we could do it at the outset of the next pandemic.
It’s not that far fetched, really. As I point out in the blog post:
In fact, basically everything we understand about human bodies and health is generalized from a small set of humans. The revolutionary change that we are about to witness is to run this learning engine in reverse: what we understand about our own bodies will be distilled from large sets of humans.
So there are going to be some fascinating opportunities to invest in companies that use new technologies to help us understand the individuality of our health choices — or even, the health choices we don’t get to make like getting COVID.
The full post is here: