Pepita Jean-Mary, a West Palm Beach nurse, was completing patient charts at work when she suddenly began to feel chills on July 27. Within moments, a headache followed. Then, her whole body ached. Despite the pain, Jean-Mary finished her shift.
The pain grew so unbearable as Jean-Mary drove home that she pulled over. Jean-Mary, 43, forced herself back on the road. This time, she headed to the emergency room, where she learned she had contracted Covid-19. She bursted into tears.
“It hits you hard and fast,” said Jean-Mary, who spoke from her bed in quarantine. “I don’t wish this on my worst enemies. This thing kills. It kills fast.”
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