He’s fought COVID-19 for months. Can he ever really beat it?

  • Larry Brown, 45, watches as his daughter plays a soccer game, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Indianapolis. Brown spent about 80 days in an Indianapolis hospital this spring, fighting COVID-19 and nearly dying. His journey since returning home in June has been filled with unknowns. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

INDIANAPOLIS — Larry Brown had been on a ventilator for 37 days. Nurses periodically turned the 45-year-old former Indiana State football player onto his stomach to help him breathe. Though sedated, he had tried to pull off the equipment keeping him alive, so his arms were strapped down.