I’m not sure where I crossed paths with COVID-19. But five days after we got back from President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, I hit a brick wall.
I woke up in the middle of the night to a tightening grip on my airways, a deep burning sensation when trying to swallow, a throbbing headache right behind the eyeballs and total exhaustion.
Getting up the next morning, I was dizzy, unable to stand for long, simple tasks were difficult and everything just hurt. I felt like I had been pummelled with a baseball bat.
If we weren’t amid a global pandemic, which I’ve been covering as the ABC’s North America correspondent, I would have convinced myself it was just a bad case of the flu.
But we are immersed in the biggest health crisis of my lifetime, which has killed on an industrial scale. In my own backyard, America, more than 130,000 have died.
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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.
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In This Story: Donald Trump
Donald John Trump was the 45th President of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in Queens, a borough of New York City, and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School.