People still think it’s a death sentence. Well, for me, it almost was.
This description of her experience, in her own words, has been lightly edited.
I was pretty sure I could avoid it. Sure, I was scared of it — underneath it all, we were all scared of it. It was all anyone at work could talk about. I know I’m not the first to say this, but the truth is, until you or someone close to you is affected, it’s hard to take covid-19 seriously.
I shouldn’t have been surprised when I got it. Other people at work had gotten it, and that’s why there was a mass testing at my office. But it was still a bombshell because people were being so secretive about it. In Kenya, you find out you’re positive, and people still think it’s a death sentence. Well, for me, it almost was.
Even the doctors seemed scared about the idea of covid. Even though I had the telltale symptoms, they were like, “It’s pneumonia.” I said, ‘But couldn’t it be covid?’ and they basically told me that since …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]