The coronavirus entered our daily vocabulary in early March with announcement of the first sick Vermonters. Since then, cases have proliferated, people have died and the measures Vermont lawmakers, businesses and residents are taking to slow the virus’ spread have altered the way we live.
Here are stories of the pandemic experience in Vermont:
- ‘It got very, very scary very quickly’ — Williston man battles COVID-19
- ‘I’ve slipped into the syndrome of not remembering what day of the week it is’ — Vermont sports broadcaster
- ‘I really don’t want to lose it’: Shelburne gym owner fights for his business
- Former gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist shares story of battle against COVID-19
- ‘We have to all come together’: Essex Junction store owners use their connections to suppliers to donate masks
Symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, cough and breathing trouble. Most develop only mild symptoms. But some people, usually those with other medical complications, develop more severe symptoms, including pneumonia, which can be fatal.
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