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Collected Item: “My sisters gift from the hospital: a baby and COVID-19”

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My sisters gift from the hospital: a baby and COVID-19

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Beginning of 2021, my sister went into the hospital to give birth. In this time, COVID was at an all-time high, when everyone was afraid to leave their own home. Three days after she has given birth, she left the hospital. A few days later, she started feeling really under the weather. She thought it was postpartum pains but got tested just in case. Turns out she had contracted COVID from the hospital in the time she was giving birth. The pandemic was around, and no one was able to get away from it. As careful as you were, you never know what is going to happen. Just do your best. That is what my sisters story tells me about the pandemic.

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Text story - my sisters

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I am sole creator

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birth, hospital, covid

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2021-01-11

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Senior undergrad majoring in business

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HNSC 2100, Spring 2022, Margrethe Horlyck-Romanovsky

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