COVID-19 Survival Guide
The first case of COVID-19 in the US was confirmed on January 20, 2020. The first case in Illinois was diagnosed January 24, 2020. Since then, the pandemic has killed more than 20,000 people in the state and infected one million more. Many Americans have lost their jobs or changed the way they work and learn. Even our social norms have changed. No more handshakes, or hugs, and once obscure public health terms like “social distancing” are now commonplace.
Also this year, we have learned a lot about the virus — how it spreads, some of the best ways to treat it, and have developed a COVID-19 vaccine at warp speed. The 21st was joined by an emergency department clinical nurse and the author of The COVID-19 Survival Guide: How to prepare for, manage and overcome a coronavirus infection.
Abigail Hardin, author of The COVID-19 Survival Guide: How to prepare for, manage and overcome a coronavirus infection and Rush University Medical Group rehabilitation psychologist
Ron Kraus, emergency department clinical nurse specialist based in Indianapolis and President of Emergency Nurses Association
Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi
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