For thousands of people in Kentucky, the highly effective COVID-19 vaccines have allowed life to return to mostly normal.
But for “long haulers” like Army Staff Sgt. Noah Cole, who contracted COVID before vaccines were widely available, the devastating impact on his health threatens to destroy his dream of a military career.
A native of Williamsburg in southeastern Kentucky, Cole, 28, joined the Army a year after graduating from high school.
WKU Public Radio reporter Rhonda Miller talked with Staff Sgt. Cole at Fort Campbell, the Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border.