By Debby Stricker
Mike Hempen thought he really didn’t need the COVID vaccine. The 57 year old Nashville man figured that he was young and healthy enough that he would have only mild symptoms if he did get the virus.
He thought wrong.
Hempen’s symptoms started December 4 with fever, nauseousness, diarrhea and no appetite. Since he had not lost his taste and smell, he thought he had the flu – not COVID.
After a few days of no improvement, Hempen took a COVID test. He tested positive.
Hempen had rapid weight loss, but still thought he could recuperate at home.
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