I'm in Cairo right now, on a work trip. I flew here from my home in Sri Lanka. The flights were Colombo, Dubai, Cairo, and then I'll do that in reverse when I go back. I did this same flight a year ago. I was still getting paid speaking work then. I was nervous, really nervous, about the trip. The COVID transmission data for Egypt is best described as murky. I didn't have a lot of faith in the infection prevention protocols of the conference I was speaking at.