To anyone who has caught COVID-19, or knows someone who has, how bad are the symptoms?
Answered by: Joshua Roberts
First of all, I’m 35. I’ve never felt like I was going to die before, but when I woke up and could only take in about 40% of my usual breath, I thought, “Oh shit! This is how people die from this thing!”
The best way I can describe it is that, for two and a half weeks, it felt like I was beaten up in the hot sun then buried alive. Every day.
This virus is no joke.
When I see people in a store not wearing a mask, I don’t shame them or scold them for it. I wait until there is no one else around them so they won’t be embarrassed and then in a tone that sounds like we’re old friends I say, “Hi. Listen, um, you can do whatever you want, but I had this thing a few months ago… and you don’t want it. I just want you to know. You do not want this.”
Pretty much everyone has just looked at me, rolled their eyes, and rudely walked away. Some people have started to get defensive and I just back away and calmly repeat, “I just want to warn you. You. Do not. Want this thing.”
I don’t like being told what to do either, so by approaching these fellow human beings with respect, hopefully the message has gotten through to some people.