People who say, “I’ve recovered from COVID-19, what’s the big deal?” are wrong. I have lived with long-term disability stemming from acute infectious illnesses like COVID-19 and polio. One winter when I was 17, I was struck with a relentless flu. I “recovered,” yet when spring came, a relative observed how my legs were different sizes. I went for medical testing even though I had no notable symptoms. I learned …
Post Author: Melissa J. DuPont-Reyes, PhD, MPH
Melissa J. DuPont-Reyes is an epidemiologist.
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