I Thought SHOT Show Crud Was A Myth

I have attended the NSSF’s SHOT Show for four years out of the last five. I had prided myself on not getting the supposed “SHOT Show crud” and thought it a bit of a myth.

I was wrong. It is not a myth. It is a real thing.

I was fine while in Las Vegas and on the extended plane trip home. However, on Monday I started getting a bit of a raspy throat and a tickle which led to a cough. Wednesday I started sneezing. If the “SHOT Show Crud” includes a typical winter cold, then I have the SHOT Show Crud.

My roommate for the SHOT Show was David Yamane of the GunCulture 2.0 blog. He took Airborne every morning and every evening. I should have done the same!

I was meticulous about hand washing and trying to stay hydrated as well as getting enough sleep. These are some of the preventives usually mentioned.

I just wish the pharmaceutical companies could come up with something like this for humans. If you can inoculate your dogs against the canine version of a cold, why not humans?


2 thoughts on “I Thought SHOT Show Crud Was A Myth”

  1. It's more likely you got it on the plane on the way back. Incubation of 24-72 hours, after being in an enclosed, recycled air aluminum can, re-breathing all the viruses anyone located on the plane had to share, over and over again? That'd be my bet.

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