The Santa Cruz Sentinel reports about one lucky man who is handling the coronavirus pandemic fairly well, despite being infected.
California man with coronavirus: It’s been easier than having a cold
His wife never showed signs of the virus, he said, even though they spent weeks quarantined together
A Santa Clarita man infected with coronavirus on a cruise ship in Japan remained ill and isolated at a hospital in Omaha, Nebraska as of Saturday, Feb. 29.
But he says his symptoms have been mild.
Carl Goldman spent weeks aboard the Diamond Princess, a cruise liner on which hundreds of people had contracted the virus. He came down with a fever during a flight back to the U.S. chartered by the State Department on Sunday, Feb. 16, and subsequently was diagnosed.
“It was a giant floating Petri dish,” he said of the ship.
The article continues:
“It’s had less of an impact (on me) than the common cold,” he said Saturday, while waiting for lab results from swabs and blood work.
Goldman has been lucky.
The coronavirus has spread to at least 83,000 people around the world and as of Saturday afternoon killed more than 2,800 of those infected.