Houston area long-hauler is on the road to recovery thanks to UTHealth COVID-19 Center of Excellence

October 4, 2021

Anthony Garcia is on the road to recovery following his COVID-19 infection that landed him in the ICU. He encourages everyone to get vaccinated against the disease. (Photo courtesy of Anthony Garcia)

Lying in his isolation bed in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Anthony Garcia could not believe he was one of the thousands of Houstonians that ended up in the hospital battling COVID-19. The husband, father of two, and friend to many had a lot of time on his hands to rest and think.

“I was scared, and all of the what-ifs came to my mind,” said Garcia. “What if I don’t get better; what if I don’t get to go home?”

But the biggest what-if on his mind was, “What if I would have gotten vaccinated? Would things have gone differently?”

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