A little more than a week ago, Ezriel Kornel caught a cold.
He woke up with a little bit of congestion and some minor discomfort on Monday, March 9.
No fever, no cough.
So Kornel, 66, went to work. He’s a neurosurgeon who works both in Westchester County and in the New York City area, and he’d been consistently watching the news and talking with colleagues about the novel coronavirus.
He knew the symptoms — fever, fatigue, cough, shortness of breath. And he had none of them.
“To me, it’s important that people understand that they don’t have to start with a fever,” Kornel said. “Because it was so mild, there was no reason for me to think that I had anything other than a cold.”
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