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What it’s like to get COVID-19 in NYC

Updated: Mar 10, 2021

Yes, I got COVID. Luckily, my symptoms were very mild, I'm ok, and I'm now negative. In case you're wondering, I don't know how I got it, and yes, I told everyone I'd seen and they got tested. My contact tracer even told me everyone should as thorough as me.

I’m grateful to NYC for offering various resources, to contact tracers, and my friends, family, and coworkers who checked in. Although I was hesitant to share, I thought these doodles would illustrate this experience and help others! And I made videos for each doodle with some real "footage." See them all below!

Here's what the experience was like

I see on my laptop screen that I'm positive.
I discover that COVID is "detected."

Calls,  contact tracing, care, quarantine.
Calls, contact tracing, care, and quarantine!

My interpretation of needing to stay away from people, inspired by Taylor Swift's song "exile"

Taylor Swift and Bon Iver's song, "exile," (album art above), is about a breakup. I had a breakup with society these past two weeks, which I thought would be enough to keep everyone else safe. But then, to my dismay, on Friday I emailed a coworker a word doc that may have contained a virus. Wear your mask and double check documents before you hit send. Stay safe!

I compare quarantine to Taylor Swift's "exile."
I was exiled (quarantinig) for two weeks.

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