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After The Diamond Princess Cruise, Coming Home To A Life In Isolation

Carl Goldman tested positive for the new coronavirus after leaving the ship and arriving in the U.S. He is recovering in an isolation unit of the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Carl Goldman says he was excited to visit new places on the Diamond Princess cruise through Southeast Asia. Source: Jeri Seratti-Goldman

What's it like living with a coronavirus infection, isolated in a biocontainment unit? For Carl Goldman, diagnosed this week in Nebraska, his condition doesn't feel any different than a typical cold, he tells NPR's Noel King. But the treatment is unusual: Doctors visit him each day wearing Hazmat suits, and hospital staff wave at him from behind double-sealed windows.

Goldman arrived at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Monday, after being evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise,

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