John Place is back home today after surviving a battle with COVID-19 that landed him in the hospital for 45 days. The 43-year-old dad blames his son Nick for giving him the virus, and the shame the 21-year-old feels is profound. From the beginning of the pandemic, the Place family was cautious about limiting their risk of being exposed to the virus, including Nick. But then Nick attended a friend’s party without a mask. He fell sick a few days later.