Ah the happy days! It is the month or half of France coughs, blows or searches for precious minutes of sleep to fill the fatigue. Worse still: these days when you feel you are sick, you certainly have a cold, but not enough to justify a call to your boss saying that you will be missing today.
Still, things could be worse. With all the research that has been done on the common cold over the years, modern treatments are still much more acceptable than some ancient remedies.