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People with COVID-19 symptoms are resorting to Facebook groups for answers

22 May 2020

Amid myriad problems with coronavirus testing, people with symptoms but no diagnosis are finding that online forums can provide some clarity and emotional support.

Gemma Brady was volunteering as a nurse at the Bradford Royal Infirmary in Yorkshire, England, in the beginning of May when she got a moderate headache. She works in an Amber Ward, where patients are awaiting tests results for COVID-19. Later that day, her headache became severe. It wasn’t until 10 p.m. that she really began to feel something was wrong. She says she was shaking, her skin looked mottled, and her temperature spiked. A few days later, the hospital tested her for COVID-19. It came back negative. “It didn’t feel like it made sense,” she says.


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