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Grijalva talks about the loneliness of the insidiious COVID-19

Rep. Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., (left) speaks before the start of a House Natural Resources Committee in June. Grijalva in March tested positive for the coronavirus./Bill Clark/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

By Ronald J. Hansen | Arizona Republic

Congressman Raúl Grijalva poses for a portrait on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Phoenix. First, there was anger and frustration. Then there was fatigue and solitude.

Rep. Raúl Grijalva, the dean of Arizona’s congressional delegation, knows a bit of what might lie ahead for President Donald Trump, who announced early Friday he had contracted COVID-19.

In August, Grijalva, a nine-term Arizona Democrat, broke similar news himself.

Grijalva called his bout with the new coronavirus relatively mild, but said it still brought on anxiety, discomfort and fatigue, days of soreness that — luckily — didn’t worsen.


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