These stories of coronavirus recovery bring hope to those who have loved ones suffering from COVID-19.
This is Connor Reed, a 25-year-old British national, and one of the early survivors of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China.
He is now among the known 185,377 hospitalized symptomatic people who survived the deadly coronavirus.
“When I had pneumonia, that’s the point where it was getting quite serious. It felt like I could only use half my lung capacity, and every breath that I took wasn’t enough and I just couldn’t get enough air. Also, it sounded like I was breathing through a paper bag, and it sounded like there was just stuff in my lungs that just wouldn’t go away.”
A recovering 29-year-old Filipino British man is warning millenials and Gen Z’s who are not practicing social distancing that they too can get the virus.
“The message to the majority of the younger people, I am still hearing in the news that most of them are still gathering outside, like in big crowds still… they think that they are still immortal, they think that they are invincible.”
But they are not. According to the CDC’s most recent report, while older people are hardest hit, younger people are not spared.
Nearly 40 percent of those hospitalized with at least one underlying condition were between the age of 19 to 64 — the only difference is the risk of dying is much higher in older people.
Meanwhile, at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, recovering 44-year-old Fil-Am legal blogger David Lat is back from being critical, intubated and on a ventilator to doing what he does best – posting warnings on social media.
David tweeted: #Coronavirus isn’t just for the elderly, if you’re young but have chronic health condition, you have higher risk than your age-group peers of winding up in hospital or ICU because of COVID-19.”
David is also getting love from friends in high places for his recovery.
David has been giving his blood to science. Langone Medical Center is running a study on the vaccine property of the blood plasma coming from recovered coronavirus patients.