He thought Covid-19 was like the flu. Then this happened

21-year-old Spencer Rollyson had a mild case of Covid-19 but ended up in the intensive care unit with organ failure. He tells CNN’s Erin Burnett that he initially thought coronavirus was like the flu.
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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • US approaches 500,000 lives lost to COVID-19
  • Australia’s vaccine rollout, tennis crowd’s vaccine anger | 9 News Australia
  • Global National: Feb. 21, 2021 | What to expect from Canada’s new travel rules
  • Tasmanian retailers warn of price hikes as shipping problems continue amid COVID pandemic | ABC News
  • Krugman: Biden Needs Smart Policy on China
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