“I will probably regret that a lot more once I start paying attention to things outside my house,” she said. Her husband, Don, got COVID-19 back in September, which ravaged his lungs. After nearly a month at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, he was put on a ventilator last week. He was making good money, and saved enough to move his wife and their 11-year-old daughter here five months ago. When he got back home, he tested negative for COVID -- twice -- but kept getting sicker.