Presumptive positive.

2020.03.25, by Marrus and Anatolij
Filed under COVID-19, Journal

[Marrus] So, I’m going to be as clear-headed and steady as I can be. Kia and Ant by themselves worry too much. We’re certain we’re infected with COVID-19.

In the last hour of the last shift Sarah [a co-worker] worked, she developed a pink eye. Conjunctivitis has been recognized as a symptom of COVID-19 by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Hospitalists and other clinical workers note the same… Maybe about two weeks ago, or three, we experienced a loss of smell and taste, a sore throat, headache, fatigue, and excessive sleeping and fatigue. We chalked it up to our own personal brain damage. But that was the same time Sarah began falling ill, and she’s gotten progressively worse… A nurse in Kansas City, Missouri, presented the same as mine, along with joint pain—I chalked up the tenderness in my right knee to fencing practice with improper form—and loss of thermoreception. I don’t know if I was less sensitive to the cold that time, but I did not feel overly warm in the office as I always do.

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