COVID struck my aunt and uncle in Texas a week after my husband and I got the virus in Missouri. When his blood oxygen level dropped into the 50s -- a normal oxygen saturation is between 95% and 100% -- my cousin called an ambulance. He was a small step away from needing a ventilator, and a half step from the intensive care unit. After nearly three weeks in the hospital, he was transferred to a rehab facility, where he stayed for another two weeks. He came home needing full-time care for the most basic life functions, and his road to recovery has been rough.