In late March, Zee Rahiman spiked a fever and could barely talk because of non-stop coughing and vomiting. Once admitted to hospital, his condition rapidly deteriorated. Zee tested positive for COVID-19 and was transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU), where he was placed on a ventilator.
“I initially thought ‘I’m fit. This is going to be another flu for me,’” says Zee, 32. “But I found out that my immune system was not as talented as I thought.”