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2020 Pandemic

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2020 Pandemic

Description (Dublin Core)

I was exposed to the Coronavirus almost immediately after the initial outbreak. I was already feeling sick in the middle of March. I felt a constant throbbing in my throat, sometimes I would wake up to a burning feeling in my lungs and felt pressure as though someone was standing on top of my chest. The first two weeks straight, I went from freezing cold to burning hot every few minutes, accompanied by a constant throbbing headache. The most menial of tasks would cause shortness of breath and my heart to pump excessively. I honestly felt I was going to die.
After about a month, my breathing became less labored. In three months, I felt I recovered enough to start exercising again. By exercise, I mean the ability to walk a few blocks without having the wind knocked out of me. I began checking in with my family and found out that I had lost over 30 family members in Ecuador. I also lost a coworker, who was one of the kindest people you could meet and who was loved by her students. The amount of horrible and depressing individual stories of my family dying are too much to repeat, so I will say if there was ever a living nightmare, it was experienced by them.
If I could describe what living through hell is like, I would say that it is the last six months of my life. Americans, as a whole, could have done better. To the people who have pretended that nothing is wrong, you deserve everything that is coming to you and I have absolutely no pity.
Junior undergrad majoring in Health and Nutrition Sciences

Date (Dublin Core)

March 17, 2020

Creator (Dublin Core)

Yes
Jason Rodriguez

Contributor (Dublin Core)

Jason Rodriguez

Event Identifier (Dublin Core)

HNSC 2100
Fall 2020
M. Horlyck-Romanovsky

Partner (Dublin Core)

Brooklyn College

Type (Dublin Core)

Text story

Controlled Vocabulary (Dublin Core)

English Health & Wellness
English Emotion
English Home & Family Life
English Social Distance

Curator's Tags (Omeka Classic)

Ecuador
New York City
difficulty breathing
illness
fever
death
headache
loss

Contributor's Tags (a true folksonomy) (Friend of a Friend)

Covid-19
Plague
New York
Family

Collection (Dublin Core)

English Deathways

Date Submitted (Dublin Core)

9/27/2020

Date Modified (Dublin Core)

10/6/2020
1/28/2021

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