For me, one of the things that gets lost in all the talk and news coverage of COVID-19 is what is it like to have the disease. There's all the info about case numbers, how many and where. Reminders to wear masks and wash your hands. But, I've rarely seen people who have battled the novel coronavirus talk about what it is like, what they felt.

So, thanks to YouTube, I went down a rabbit hole of interviews and personal testimonies of people with COVID, and I want to share some of those videos with you.

First, is a video from the folks AsapSCIENCE that talks about what COVID-19 is and how it works. It's a nice basic overview.

This is Dr. Michael Saag, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Alabama. He talks about his personal experience of infection.


This is Mark McClurg, a 40-year-old pastor from County Down in Northern Ireland. In this video from March, he talks about his experience.



The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that if you have a fever, cough, or other symptoms, you might have COVID-19. The CDC adds that most people report mild illness and are able to recover at home.
If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider.
The Wyoming Department of Health reports that COVID symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after virus exposure.


  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
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