Discussion posted by: David McNamara
Upon returning home from a Colorado ski trip in late February, the Carl family experienced flu-like symptoms: a fever, shortness of breath, dry cough, and intense fatigue. At the time, only a handful of Canadians had tested positive for the novel coronavirus and Colorado wouldn’t report its first cases until early March. But Richard Carl said they’d read a news article about a Canadian woman who had returned from a trip to the same area, and tested positive. “Out of an abundance of caution” a family doctor said to get tested for COVID-19, Carl, 64, told HuffPost Canada. He, his wife and two sons all tested positive, becoming among the first reported cases in the country.