Mangaka Tomohiro Hashimoto, creator of ‘Chūkan Kanriroku Tonegawa’, spoke about his experience after suffering a serious case of COVID-19.
Through his official Twitter account, the author revealed that on July 27 he tested positive for coronavirus, which would open a chapter in his life that would leave him marked until today.
Despite presenting severe symptoms the same day the suspicion of the disease was confirmed, Hashimoto said that a week passed in which various clinics in Tokyo rejected his admission.
It was after ordering an ambulance that he was admitted by the Tokyo Medical University Hospital on August 4, where according to the mangaka, a hell began that went beyond the symptoms he presented.
Across the room
Upon arrival, he was approached by doctors who bombarded him with questions about his condition, while stripping him of all his clothes, just before he lost consciousness, at the thought that things were more serious than he believed.
Hashimoto woke up hours later in pain, intubated in the intensive care room and immobile, with pneumonia exacerbated by the effects of COVID-19 and one step away from being put on an artificial heart-lung machine.
The author is currently on the mend and is fortunate to have no adverse effects. However, the episode has given him a new way of living his life from now on.
Tomohiro assured his fans to stop smoking cigarettes and that he plans to capture this experience in his next works, in order to alert about the dangers of the coronavirus and reinforce to the world that it is something more than a common cold.