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Jul 21, 2022

"I was in Italy at Lake Como when I learned I had Covid."

So begins an original piece by our own Katy Sewall, which recounts her health adventure getting Covid after two full years of pandemic isolation and extreme precaution, just as she finally departed on her first international trip since the coronavirus outbreak.

She muses on the irony of the timing, the wisdom of traveling right now according to experts (better news than you might expect!), and the historic precedent for convalescing in Italy.

This radio piece was originally created for KUOW, an NPR member station in Seattle, and it can be found here. There you will also find the longer essay that inspired the radio piece.

In case you missed it, make sure you listen to Episode 431: Katy Arrives!... with Covid, taped shortly after Katy's arrival in Rome, albeit via Zoom, due to the fact that she was still testing positive for Covid.


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