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Coronavirus terrified this doctor when it stole his ability to breathe

November 20, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

ER doctor David Burkard was 28, fit, healthy and knew how to take precautions against coronavirus. But when he became infected, he soon found himself unable to breathe, isolated and afraid in the Covid ward.

We are going to have to put a breathing tube down and it's time for you to say goodbye,'" Burkard said.

"I'm literally at work where I have lots of friends and colleagues and not a single one of them could come and just say hi," Burkard said.

Two weeks after testing positive, he still can't walk without having a hard time breathing.

Burkard says he loves being an ER doctor, and he lights up when talking about going back to work.

Burkard says there are 300 Covid-19 patients in Spectrum Health, the main healthcare system in the area.

Burkard's interview with CNN was the first time he had left his self isolation in his apartment after leaving the hospital.

It is nice to see people again," Burkard said, slightly out of breath as he began to walk the short distance home.

"There is a lot more that we don't know about this virus," Burkard said.

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