The term "essential worker" covers a wide range of jobs that proved especially vital when Kansans were hiding out at home from the coronavirus. Anil Gharmalkar, of Oswego, has one of those jobs. He’s a truck driver and traveled across several states with trailer-loads of food so there would be meat on grocery store shelves. It was on the road where COVID-19 caught up with Gharmalkar. He, his wife and his mother spoke with the Kansas News Service about how the virus wears down your body and your mind.
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