Infectious Diseases

"I Had COVID-19. Here’s What Happened."

This novelist and mom of two lives near the COVID-19 containment zone just outside of New York City. Read her account of testing at a drive-through facility in Greenwich, CT, then battening down the hatches to protect her family as she rode out symptoms under quarantine.

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    Lauren Paige Kennedy

    Lauren Paige Kennedy

    Lauren assigns and edits articles across HealthCentral’s 90+ condition categories. She's written and/or edited health content for 15 years, and she’s interviewed some of the biggest names in Hollywood, music, sports, publishing, and politics—almost always with a health-focused slant. She was a Co-founding Editor of WebMD Magazine and Editor in Chief of Washington Flyer. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Neurology Now, Brain + Life, Women’s Health, Men’s Fitness, WWD,, Washingtonian, Travel + Leisure, Financial Times, and many others.