'Pitch Perfect' actress Anna Camp reveals she had Covid-19 after going out without mask


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  • Friday, 24 Jul 2020

Anna Camp starred in 'Pitch Perfect' and 'True Blood'. Photo: Handout

True Blood and Pitch Perfect star Anna Camp has revealed having contracted Covid-19 after that “one time” she went outside without wearing a mask.

In an Instagram post on Tuesday (July 21), Camp said that before being infected with Covid-19, she was “incredibly safe” as she wore a mask and used a hand sanitiser.

“One time, when the world was starting to open up, I decided to forgo wearing my mask in public,” Camp said. “One. Time. And I ended up getting it.”

She then described what it was like having the respiratory disease: “People are saying it’s like having the flu, but I’ve had the flu, and this is absolutely not that.

“The panic of contracting a virus that is basically untreatable and is so new that no one knows the long term irreparable damage it does to your immune system is unbelievably stressful."

Camp also said that it was “extremely disorienting” for her as she “completely” lost her sense of smell and taste “without knowing when or even if they will return".

“I’m only smelling about 30 percent of how I used to now. Other persistent symptoms are (a month later) dizziness, extreme fatigue, impacted sinuses, upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, and fever,” she added about her symptoms.

After three weeks of being “extremely sick”, Camp said she now tests negative for the virus.

Hi friends... I felt it was my responsibility to share that I ended up getting Covid-19. I have since tested negative, but I was extremely sick for over three weeks and still have lingering symptoms. I was incredibly safe. I wore a mask. I used hand sanitizer. One time, when the world was starting to open up, I decided to forgo wearing my mask in public. One. Time. And I ended up getting it. I believe it may have been because of that one time. People are saying it’s like having the flu, but I’ve had the flu, and this is absolutely not that. The panic of contracting a virus that is basically untreatable and is so new that no one knows the long term irreparable damage it does to your immune system is unbelievably stressful. Completely losing my sense of smell and taste without knowing when or even if they will return is extremely disorienting. I’m only smelling about 30 percent of how I used to now. Other persistent symptoms are (a month later) dizziness, extreme fatigue, impacted sinuses, upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, and fever. I’m lucky. Because I didn’t die. But people are. Please wear ur mask. It can happen any time. And it can happen to anyone. Even that one time you feel safe. We can all make a difference. Wearing a mask is saving lives. Thank you to everyone who reached out to check on me during this scary time. Please be safe out there. Let’s all do our part and wear a mask. I don’t want any of you to go through what I did. Even though it’s a little thing, it can have a huge impact, and it’s so incredibly easy to do

A post shared by Anna Camp (@therealannacamp) on Jul 21, 2020 at 11:23am PDT

And although she said that she was “lucky” that she didn’t die from Covid-19, she said that other people were not as lucky as her, and urged others to wear a mask in public.

“It can happen at any time. And it can happen to anyone. Even that one time you feel safe. We can all make a difference. Wearing a mask is saving lives,” she said.

“Thank you to everyone who reached out to check on me during this scary time. Please be safe out there,” she added.

“Let’s all do our part and wear a mask. I don’t want any of you to go through what I did. Even though it’s a little thing, it can have a huge impact, and it’s so incredibly easy to do.” – Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network

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