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Coronavirus Survivors Tell Their Stories

Coronavirus Survivors Tell Their Stories
Coronavirus Survivors Tell Their Stories

Video: Coronavirus Survivors Tell Their Stories

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Video: Coronavirus: Survivors of COVID-19 tell their stories | The Stream 2023, January
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What they had planned as a dream vacation ended up being a nightmare for Carl and Jeri Goldman. The California-based American couple embarked in January on the luxurious Princess Diamond cruise ship to celebrate Jeri's 60th birthday - never imagining that after cruising around Hong Kong and Vietnam they would spend 12 days in quarantine on the ship because one of the passengers The cruise tested positive for the coronavirus.

"Nobody realized that our boat was a Petri dish," Carl told PEOPLE, of the passengers who were infected with that virus on board the ship.

After completing their quarantine on the ship in Japan, the Goldmans initially obtained the green light to return home to Santa Clarita, California. But hours after getting on the plane that would transport them, Carl developed a fever and was diagnosed with the virus. Since then, he has been in isolation in a biocontainment unit at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, while nurses and doctors treat him and study his case to see how the virus is spreading.

"I feel like I've been living in a science fiction movie," said Carl (pictured below). “It has been an experience that has changed my life. I don't think I'll ever take anything for granted.”

Carl Goldman
Carl Goldman

In Europe, another person infected with coronovirus has also offered his own testimony to different media. Spanish journalist Kike Mateu was infected while covering a soccer match in Milan, Italy, and has been in isolation at the Hospital Clinico in Valencia, Spain, since he developed symptoms of a severe cold.

"I am isolated," the reporter told Al Rojo Vivo with María Celeste (Telemundo). "Every medical visit I have, it seems like the astronauts come to see me and are walking on the moon."

Mateu said he is fine and asked viewers to "rest easy," a piece of advice that presidents and health officials have repeated over and over around the world.

Carl Goldman and Mateu have joined the more than 100,000 cases of people infected with coronavirus worldwide; of these, about 3,000 have lost their lives.

Carl Goldman
Carl Goldman

Since the disease began to emerge in China in late December, the coronovirus has spread to different parts of the world and has forced several cities in the United States to declare a state of sanitary emergency.

"We ask the American public to prepare with the expectation that this could be bad," said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Center for Disease Control, during a press conference on February 25. "Disruption of daily life can be severe."

At the moment, there is still no vaccine or medicine to fight coronavirus. Doctors have hounded the population to protect themselves just as they should be against a cold: washing their hands well and avoiding contact with people who seem to be sick.

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