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What It's Like To Live In LA During A Pandemic

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Toban Nichols, writes to us about becoming so sick that he lost more than 25 pounds, though he was unable to get tested for COVID-19 at the time:

"During the worst of it, my gums ached every day for two weeks. It felt like someone was scraping something back and forth between my gums and teeth. I could not stand in the shower without taking a break and sitting down. I couldn't even make it the 15 feet from my bed to the bathroom without feeling like I couldn't catch my breath."

That's just a snippet of Toban's diary of what it's like to live in Los Angeles during the coronavirus pandemic. We've so far received more than a dozen submissions and gotten interest from more than 50 people, who want to be part of the project.

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