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Tulsan who Recovered from Coronavirus has Message for Others Still Fighting

Posted at 10:23 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 23:23:44-04

TULSA, Okla. — COVID-19 survivors like Jennifer Chaplin want everyone to know recovery is possible and not to lose hope.

Over 40,000 people in the U.S. beat the virus after contracting it.

Chaplin knew something was wrong while at work. It started as a headache. A few days later, she caught a fever.

“I actually had these pus bumps on my arm. That’s what scared me,” Chaplain said.

She immediately quarantined herself in her room, away from family, except her husband.

Chaplain tested positive for the coronavirus late March.

She said, “My legs were weak, my muscles were weak because I didn't eat for a week straight. I still have a slight loss of taste.”

Sunday, Chaplin was notified her body fought the virus off, but a cough stayed with her. She treats it with an inhaler.

Chaplin now has this message for those still fighting the virus: “Just believe that you can get better. Rest and think positive.”

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