I got coronavirus while pregnant after months of strict isolation, and my case remains a medical mystery
- I spent months strictly isolating before I tested positive for the coronavirus in June, when I was 19 weeks pregnant.
- Since then, I’ve struggled to understand the mystery of my infection.
- I now count myself among the fortunate survivors of this virus, but I feel little lasting relief.
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I really believed that with enough disinfectant and social isolation, I could avoid the coronavirus.
So for months, I stayed away from people, washed my hands constantly, and wiped down everything in sight. Countless times I sat on my porch with neon yellow gloves pulled up to my elbows, and systematically unboxed, unbagged, and disinfected groceries and packages before I carried them across the threshold of my front door into my heavily sanitized home. Once inside, I would scrub my fresh produce in soapy water, then rinse it clean.
During this time, I rarely left my house. When I ventured outside for a doctor’s appointment or to pick up groceries curbside, I wore my mask. I never stepped foot inside a store or a restaurant.
My husband, 2-year-old son, and I were exposed to only three other people regularly for the purposes of child care. These people were …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]