How humour helped my wife and me get through ‘vicious’ Covid-19

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How humour helped my wife and me get through ‘vicious’ Covid-19

Kaya FM breakfast show presenter David O’Sullivan describes his and his family’s virus hell and how they survived it

David O'Sullivan

Four weeks ago my wife, Jacqui O’Sullivan, and I were diagnosed with Covid-19. Now that we’re so much better I thought I would share our story.

Throughout this experience we were never seriously ill enough to require hospital care. We understood how bad things could be. Three months earlier Jacqui contracted a serious lung infection called pneumonitis, which resulted in her spending two days in ICU and later having to rush to KwaZulu-Natal’s Umhlanga Clinic for emergency treatment while we were taking a recuperative long weekend at the beach. So we were ready for the worst.

Despite my best efforts at sanitising, wearing a mask and social distancing, this insidious virus spotted a chink in the armour. I can’t be certain where and from whom I got Covid-19 and, quite frankly, it doesn’t matter. No-one deliberately tried to infect me...

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