I wish someone was there to see the shock on my face the day I tested positive for COVID-19. It shouldn’t even be a surprise anymore considering the world has been battling the coronavirus pandemic for what feels like a century now.
But when my runny nose and mild headache — common symptoms for me that often developed when the season’s changed — turned out to be the result of a potentially deadly virus that has sickened millions, the expression on my face was warranted.
For months I had been reading every article with “COVID-19” in the headline. Studying the ever-evolving symptoms, following so many patient’s brutal recovery stories and routinely keeping my head down wondering if and when I would become a victim of the virus.