‘How many people did I get sick?’ Testing positive for COVID-19 can bring feelings of guilt and shame
Members of the Ohio National Guard administer COVID-19 swab tests at a drive through testing site on Jan. 5, 2022, in Akron, Ohio. - Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images North America/TNS

CHICAGO -- She’d thought through the travel for the holiday carefully. Working remotely, limiting activities to school-related outings and curbing any other possibility for exposure. And still, the second day of the trip, Christine Hutchinson’s nose felt sniffily. She thought it was related to travel, or simply being a Chicagoan: “Our noses run.” But when other people within the friend group her family had traveled with internationally also began feeling ill, she took a test. It came back positive for COVID-19. Now, quarantining in another country, the Chicago mom of two is wrestling with guil...