What’s It Like to Have COVID-19?

Carol Ann Wilson Diabetes Relief added a service this year: the “antibody test” to determine if someone has already had COVID-19, the disease caused by the current Coronavirus. A friend of mine was one of our “positive” results, meaning that he had survived the disease and now possessed the antibodies for it. He gave me permission to tell you his story. We will call him “Greg.” I hope that this eyewitness, first-hand account will give you some insight into what the disease is like (at least for a young person, even though we older folks may need to be much more careful). Greg was a 23-year-old graduate student in an East Coast school during March 2020 when the U.S. outbreak hit. We had heard about the “Wuhan virus” in China, knew that it had been declared a worldwide pandemic, but we were still freely going about our day-to-day activities, not…


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