Test Unavailable: My Mysterious Illness Was Likely Covid-19
A Humboldt State alumna living in New York City when COVID-19 started circulating in the United States. She is an Emerald Magainze contributor since March 2012.
Christina de Giovanni describes her experience of contracting COVID-19 in NYC. Starting on March 11, 2020 this article documents the early experience of the pandemic. Readers get get a glimpse at life with COVID including her struggles with seeking medical attention, getting tested, how unprepared the city was for the disease, her constant symptoms: fevers, nausea, etc., and recovery.
This article first appeared in Emerald Magazine.