If you had any doubt that you don't want to catch the coronavirus, you only need to read our harrowing accounts from people who caught it and lived.
"When you went down you went down so quickly," one said.
Another said he felt as if his brain was swollen inside his skull and that he had aged a decade in just a few weeks.
"We felt more like 50 year olds before COVID. Now our bodies just feel older," another said.
"Your skin ages, your hair seems to go backwards, my nails have become brittle. You literally age 10 years in about 10 weeks."
Of course, nobody would actually want to catch it but in the early days of the epidemic (what now seems like an age ago), there was an attitude among the young that it was a minor matter, a bit like having the flu.
It is not. It's true that most of the people who actually die from it are old but some are not so old.
And if you are young and think you are invulnerable, your parents and grandparents are not if you pass it on to them.
We have been very lucky in the ACT not to be as badly hit as other places, particularly Victoria.
Or rather: our effort and adherence to the advice of the medical experts has been rewarded.
But the ACT is not an island. There are flights from Melbourne, albeit with strict controls, and there is a train down to Sydney as well as flights - and if people travel so can the virus.
We do seem to know that. People have found a way of social-distancing without making a song and dance about it. We shun cash and we certainly don't shake hands. We walk around people in the supermarket.
But the virus is still out there. Ask Jacinda Ardern over in New Zealand if it is easy to suppress it to zero. Or ask Daniel Andrews in Victoria.
We didn't manage to talk to the young people who brought the virus back from Melbourne in July.
It would be interesting to hear their reflections on the illness and the wisdom of going to a place were the virus is not beaten.
We hope they would say that the trip is not be repeated and that the experience has shown them - and the rest of us - just how determined we must be to keep our defences up.