Patient receives dialysis at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Sonia Toure remembers the exact moment when her life changed forever. She was on a Zoom call in mid-March with her work colleagues when she coughed. It was a deep, strange-sounding cough that startled everyone. Later that night she got a 103-degree fever and pain shot all over her body.
“These were not body aches,” she recalls. “My body hurt so bad it felt like I was beaten by a group of people. I could barely walk to the bathroom or catch my breath.”
Toure, a 54-year-old project coordinator for the CUNY Research Foundation in New York, was sick 12 days before she went to the hospital. By then she lost her sense…