March 29, 2021
#2443: Immune Response
[Megan is walking toward Cueball, who is holding his arm.]
Megan: How you feeling?
Cueball: Not bad. Tired. A little sore.
[Zoom in on Cueball. He looks down at his arms, which are held out.]
Cueball: I feel bad for my immune system. It doesn’t know this isn’t a real virus. It must be freaking out.
Cueball: Hey buddy, don’t worry! We’re going to be fine. This is just practice!
[Zoom out. Megan gestures at Cueball, as he holds his arm.]
Megan: No, don’t tell it that. You want it to panic and build defenses that will be able to handle the real thing.
Cueball: I guess.
Cueball: Okay, let me try that again.
[Cueball dramatically clutches at his chest.]
Cueball: Woe! My arm is stricken by a dreadful plague!
Cueball: I feel death draw near! My only hope is those heroic immune cells!
Cueball: Psst - you’re doing great! I’m so proud of you.