The novel COVID-19 has claimed thousands of lives around the world. According to the World Health Organization, people with “mild” cases can expect a recovery within two weeks, while “severe” cases may take up to six weeks to recover.
While infection rates are increasing and a study reveals that more blacks, especially those in typically black communities are contracting the virus and dying at a very disturbing rate, there are also individuals who have recovered.
A very popular physician, Dr James Pruden, was released Tuesday from the hospital where he works, almost a month after he was diagnosed with the deadly virus and was placed in isolation in the critical care unit.
Staff members at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center lined the lobby as Pruden, a 70-year-old Teaneck resident, who was in charge of emergency preparedness at the hospital, was wheeled out of the hospital cheering and chanting: “We Love You, Dr Pruden – Heroes Work Here.”
In a statement, Pruden said: “Your care made the difference for me and enabled me to beat this virus. I implore every health care worker across New Jersey to keep the faith and stay strong. You are giving everything for people just like me. You are truly our heroes.”
Elsewhere in Africa, 29-year-old Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, a Nigerian activist, who was in the UK on March 9 for the Commonwealth Day Service, where she was the official flag bearer returned only to test positive to coronavirus.
Osowobi remained at an isolation ward until last week when she was discharged following her recovery from COVID-19. She shared her experiences in the video below:
Similarly, a 51-year-old Ghanaian, Fred Drah, after testing positive for the virus a few weeks ago, has recovered fully after testing negative twice to the virus.
In this video, he shared his experience with private TV station, TV 3.