Experiences of COVID-19 warriors

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In summary, there have been several discussions about COVID-19 on different topics such as containment efforts, vaccine progress, and impact on jobs. However, there is no specific thread where people can share their personal experiences of contracting and recovering from the virus. The author encourages those who have recently recovered from SARS-CoV-2 to share their experiences and answer questions about their initial reaction, the attitude of their neighbors, and the support they received from local authorities. The author also allows sharing the experience of someone else with their permission. It is requested to stay on topic and not deviate from the main discussion.
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Recently, we have had threads related to COVID-19 like containment efforts, vaccine progress, impact on jobs, etc. But I could not find a thread where people can share their experiences when they, or someone they know, have contracted the virus and recovered from the disease.

So, if you contracted SARS-CoV-2 in the near past, go ahead and share your experience. What was your reaction when you first learned that you were COVID positive? What was the attitude of your neighbours when they learned about it? Did the local authorities help you and your family during this difficult time? During the isolation period, how did you keep yourself cheerful and engaged?

You may also share the experience of someone you know who contracted and recovered from the disease, but please do so with permission from that person.

Please do not deviate from the main topic of the thread.

N.B.: I hope this topic is allowed; if not, mentors can go ahead and close this thread.
 
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Until now I've kept my father far from COVID, and from common cold. He is 86 years old:bow:
 
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1) How have COVID-19 warriors been affected by their experiences?

COVID-19 warriors have been greatly affected by their experiences in various ways. Many have faced physical and mental exhaustion from working long hours and being exposed to the virus. They have also had to deal with the emotional toll of witnessing the suffering and death of patients. Additionally, some have also faced discrimination and stigma from the public due to their occupation.

2) What are some common challenges faced by COVID-19 warriors?

Some common challenges faced by COVID-19 warriors include shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), high workload and burnout, fear of contracting the virus and spreading it to loved ones, and emotional distress from witnessing the impact of the pandemic on patients and communities.

3) How are COVID-19 warriors coping with the stress and challenges?

COVID-19 warriors have been utilizing various coping mechanisms to deal with the stress and challenges of their experiences. These may include seeking support from colleagues, friends, and family, practicing self-care activities such as exercise and meditation, and seeking professional mental health support when needed.

4) What are some positive experiences reported by COVID-19 warriors?

Despite the challenges, many COVID-19 warriors have also reported positive experiences. These include a sense of purpose and fulfillment from helping others, strengthened relationships with colleagues and loved ones, and a greater appreciation for life and health. Some also feel a sense of accomplishment and pride in their role as frontline workers.

5) How can we support and show gratitude to COVID-19 warriors?

There are many ways to support and show gratitude to COVID-19 warriors. These include following public health guidelines to help slow the spread of the virus, donating to organizations that provide support for frontline workers, and expressing gratitude and appreciation for their sacrifices and dedication. Additionally, advocating for better working conditions and resources for COVID-19 warriors can also make a positive impact.

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