Prince Charles and coronavirus

Well, now even the heir to the British throne has it:

Prince Charles tests positive for novel coronavirus

Prince Charles, according to an official statement, “has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health, and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual.”

Prince Charles will be a test case to watch. The prince is 71 years old. He is in that demographic that is most at risk of complications and death from COVID-19.

He also seems to be reasonably fit and healthy for his age, and a nonsmoker, perhaps.

If he recovers in a reasonable amount of time, that may be a sign that other otherwise healthy senior citizens can reliably recover, too. 

Let us hope and pray so. It now appears that coronavirus is very widespread, indeed.