(Mike Allen)

I sneeze, you sneeze, we all sneeze more than we please this time of the year.

But this year in particular, you may be worrying, “Could it be COVID?” in the back of your mind. And yes, it could possibly be. Cases are still high in the state, so if you’re feeling sick, stay home for crying out loud and get tested.

The likely cause of your sneeze, however, is something all Oklahomans should be very familiar with at this point: pollen, and lots of it. Allergens of several types are having a moment currently, and with them come sniffles, sneezes and scratchy throats, all fear-inducing afflictions when you’re in the middle of a pandemic.

Have no fear, though, as staying inside is a decent deterrent while allergy season passes, and over-the-counter medicines are nice to have around as well. Sometimes, I feel like a Godzilla-sized amount of them is needed to combat the invasion of the allergens.

Past Sundaze comics

Big bet: Restarting the conversation on sportsbook
Sick and tired of summer each September
Waiting for our old buddy, Personal Responsibility
Finally burger time? In-N-Out should be in OKC
The delta variant is getting a little too trendy
Git along little dogies: It’s SEC or bust
California fires bring the hazy days of summer to OKC
Western lows: The unclear motivations of Western Heights board members
Despite housing prices, more mosquitoes moving in
Pizza and other strange things are afoot at the Circle K
Canoo tax incentives more elusive than great blue whale
Where is the beef? Where is the receipt?
‘The COVID 19’ lingers around the waistband
The complex puzzle of OU’s Cross Village dorms
Sonic seltzer: The Oklahoma collaboration we didn’t know we needed
Gov. Meathead should bring back Onion Burger Day at the State Capitol
Budget match: The audience wants to go home
As mask mandate ends, remember not to litter
Everyone getting pegged with a charter school audit
Real ID: Thank you so much for playing my game
Gold Dome renovation could involve taxpayer subsidy
OU basketball says goodbye to Lon Kruger, Sherri Coale
Keanu Reeves in OKC? Excellent!
New depths of boredom after a year with COVID
Demolishing OU housing towers should be a breeze
Happy tastes good: Oklahoma wants to be Texas?
Rolling blackouts: Storm saga so confusing
You’re on your own: It’s too cold for Cupid this year
COVID vaccine: Never doubt what nobody is sure about
Oklahoma Legislature: A mask for thee, but not for me