K-State professor with COVID-19 joins “The Game” with update on his health


A week after finding out he was the Manhattan’s area’s first positive COVID-19 case, K-State journalism professor Drew Smith is making some progress.

He joined “The Game” on News Radio KMAN Thursday to give an update on his health and ongoing battle with not only the coronavirus, but also pneumonia and hepatitis.

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Smith traveled to London with journalism students over Spring Break and began feeling ill on his return trip home. He talks about the symptoms he began showing when he isolated at home.

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He also described the loneliness of being in ICU for five days at Ascension Via Christi.

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Smith explained also why he decided to go public with his illness.

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Smith says his family continues to be in quarantine at their Pottawatomie County home. He says none of the students who traveled with him have shown any symptoms.



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