Here are a few Coronavirus horror stories, told by people from all over the globe…
- “I was afraid of dying without being able to cling on to the hands of my family and friends, despair overcame me.” – 65-year-old Cardiologist Fabio Biferali. He spent 8 days in isolation from the rest of the world, at Rome’s Policlinico Umberto I hospital.
- “I felt like I was hit by a bus and very tired. I felt like I was getting a head cold. My breathing started becoming constricted around my lower ribs, not high up in my throat and lungs like with an asthma attack.” – Amee Vanderpool
- “The best way to describe it is: When you are at a high altitude, you struggle to breathe. Within days, it fluctuates. You get chilled and later on you feel better. …The worst for me was last week … I was really short of breath.” – Christine, 28, South Africa.
- “I’m shocked that I got over a 100 calls a day when they released the documentation that had my name, my personal phone number, and home address. Why would they do that? This created unnecessary panic and harassment. I have difficulty forgiving this act.” A man from Mumbai, India, who tested positive for Coronavirus.
- “I feel really calm about everything, really calm … I went to the gate of hell and came back. I saw with my own eyes that others failed to recover and died, which has had a big impact on me.” – 44 year old Wan Chunhui, who spent 17 days at the makeshift Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, China.
- “I could not sleep at all. It lasted for two days. I had to hold a plastic bag at all times because I kept on coughing up phlegm. Then my face started swelling. I was scared I might die alone.” Song Myung-hee, 72, southern city of Daegu, South Korea coronavirus outbreak.
- “It was like a roller coaster. I was feeling like there is a thick plate pressuring my chest and also needles poking my chest. I had a very bad situation. I was thinking that might be my last time where I can write something in my life.” – Park Hyun, 47 South Korea
- “This isn’t a joke, being young doesn’t immunise you against anything and that the coronavirus isn’t flu”. – Marisol San Roman, Argentina.
- “Every night I have dreams about infecting other people. I’m in a movie theater, sharing popcorn with someone, when I suddenly remember I have the Coronavirus and tell the other person.” – Anne Kornblut
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