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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