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Crain’s New York reporter recovers from coronavirus

May 2, 2020

Posted by Chris Roush

Jonathan LaMantia

Crain’s New York Business health care reporter Jonathan LaMantia writes about his experience with the coronavirus.

LaMantia writes, “I followed along as the mayor and governor tried to balance New York’s economy with the threat from Covid-19, finally succumbing to our new reality by dimming the lights on Broadway and then closing schools and businesses. I reported on how the virus was crippling our health care system, including the ability of the state and city to find much-needed medical supplies including personal protective equipment and ventilators.

“Then I became the first person in the newsroom to get sick with Covid-19 in the middle of April. I have since recovered, but I found navigating the health care system during a global pandemic isn’t easy—even for someone with more knowledge than the average person as to how that system works.

“There are still questions for which I don’t have satisfactory answers. How long am I contagious? Should I be looking to get a test to measure my immunity? And how long might that immunity last?

“I am 28 years old and live in Manhattan with my fiancée but had been staying with my parents in Nassau County. Crain’s had shifted to a work-from-home policy, and we were looking for more work space than our apartment affords.”

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