It would certainly be easier if COVID wasn’t so serious, but unfortunately it is a very real and dangerous virus. There have been more than 300 million cases worldwide, and over 5 million people have died. As many as half of COVID survivors experience “long COVID,” or lingering symptoms up to 6 months after recovery.
Two locals share their experience with “long COVID” in an interview with the Star-Advertiser. You can read their story at https://www.staradvertiser.com/2022/02/14/hawaii-news/hawaii-residents-share-their-struggles-with-long-covid/.
https://www.yalemedicine.org/news/2019-novel-coronavirus (Yale University)
https://www.psu.edu/news/research/story/how-many-people-get-long-covid-more-half-researchers-find/ (Penn State University)