There are a lot of coronavirus myths out there, and unfortunately, a lot of people don't care enough to do properly educate themselves on the subject.
There's a huge misconception that being young and healthy will make you invincible and invulnerable, but I can assure you that nothing could be further from the truth.
A 22-year-old university student decided to debunk that myth by sharing her experience about what she had to go through after testing positive for the virus.
She explicitly warns people in their 20s to be careful and insists that despite living a healthy lifestyle, you could still suffer gravely.
Amy is now feeling much better and is now one week symptom-free.
” I still do not have all of my strength and energy back due to being sick and not eating for so long, but I am getting there! I can just tell that I am not back to 100% health yet, and it will probably be a while before I do feel 100%.” Amy told Bored Panda
Amy said that she was alone in her Madison appartement for the first 12 days that she was sick.
“My roommates both were in quarantine at their parents’ houses. I had to stay away from my family because my mom recently had surgery on her heart, and we didn’t want to take any chances, even before I was sick.”
“On the 12th day, I felt I couldn’t take care of myself anymore, and I was too sick to be alone, so my dad picked me up and brought me to my home in Kenosha. My mom and sister had to temporarily move to the neighbors’ house, and my dad was the only one at home with me. Right now, my dad is showing no symptoms. He took everything very seriously and was very careful when having me home. Everyone else in my family is also healthy,” she said.
She is still confused as to why she got so sick from the virus.
“I think it is so variable as to who gets what symptoms, and how severe they are. I have read about healthy people my age dying from the illness, and people my age having symptoms that are extremely mild. You also hear about elderly people recovering.”
“Basically, I have no idea why I was affected so severely. I consider myself in great health, I exercise(d) every day, I eat healthily, I am a competitive runner and competitive swimmer. I do not have any underlying health conditions, and I have never smoked or vaped. Because of this, I think it is important to note that the coronavirus does not discriminate. It does not care how young, healthy, or fit you are, if you are infected, it will run its course accordingly. This is why it is so important for everybody to take this pandemic so seriously. People are dying, people are sick, and as healthy people, we need to not be selfish and stay home. It is not that hard.”