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Erin Lowry

How I Wish I’d Prepared for Catching Covid-19

Somehow, even after nine months of this pandemic, I still didn’t feel ready to become a New York City Covid statistic.

Testing, testing.

Testing, testing.

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On Dec. 31, my husband came home with news we’d both been dreading for months: He’d tested positive for Covid-19. A seemingly a run-of-the-mill seasonal cold actually turned out to be the virus. Three days later, a doctor confirmed I too was a New York City Covid statistic. Somehow, even after nine months of the pandemic, we didn’t feel entirely prepared.

Here is what I wish we’d known.