The life or death battle against COVID-19

[Star Tribune, May 24, 2020] Most people sickened by COVID-19 survive, but in serious cases, the experience is harrowing, the effects linger and the long-term health risks aren’t clear. Minnesotans need to understand the consequences, survivors say, particularly as many grow restless with restrictions designed to slow the pandemic.

“Please, please, please take it seriously,” said Steve Soeffker, a 69-year-old McLeod County resident who spent 43 days in the hospital before returning home this month. Soeffker is one of two Abbott Northwestern Hospital COVID-19 patients to talk to the Star Tribune about their battle against the disease.

Steve Soeffker leaves Abbott Northwestern Hospital after a six week battle against COVID-19.

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