On December 15th my dear friend Eric found out he had contracted coronavirus at his nursing home. Eric was kept in isolation in his assisted living apartment since March when the pandemic made its way to the US despite the historic efforts by the American president. But after nine months there was an outbreak at his nursing home and Eric caught the virus.
Eric was 81-years-old, he was overweight, diabetic, and was suspected of having Parkinson’s Disease. Eric was in poor health and declining before the virus, he was the exact type of person you would want to protect from this virus that is lethal for seniors and less lethal than the seasonal flu with children and young adults.
When I spoke with Eric he said he felt fine. I asked him what medications he was on since his diagnosis with the coronavirus. I asked him if he was on any prophylactics to assist his recovery from the virus. Eric said their plan was to wait and see. The nursing home did not give ANY medications for coronavirus unless the patient starts to experience symptoms.