The Australian Jett Stanton (21) should receive his first Covid-19 vaccination. Shortly before that, he tested positive for the virus. The following night he was in hospital. He never expected, said the young man “Herald on Sunday”that the virus would hit him so hard. «I have no previous physical illnesses. I eat healthy, exercise, don’t drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes, ”says Stanton. He also stayed home on purpose to avoid contact with people. “I cannot stress enough that you cannot predict how Covid-19 will affect you, no matter how healthy and young you are.”
The infection began with a persistent, painful cough, sharp chest pain, nausea, exhaustion, headache and cold sweats. He had “never felt so uncomfortable and sick before”. The virus has also severely affected his mental health. He could no longer sleep and suffered from anxiety disorders. The semi-professional skateboarder recently suffered a panic attack. His body was so weak that he passed out for several minutes: “I felt so helpless,” says Stanton.
“I am very healthy and still have the feeling that my life is at stake”
On Instagram, he has now warned his almost 3,500 followers to take the virus seriously. If he otherwise shares skateboard tricks on Instagram, he now warns not to believe any misinformation about the virus. «Covid is not a joke and it is not to be joked with. It is not the government that is trying to control you, and I can assure you 100 percent that it is not the flu as some of you claim. “
For many, “only mild symptoms would appear.” For others, life has changed in such dire ways forever. Some people are even threatened with death. It’s so sad to hear from people who show no consideration for others and who put other people at risk of contracting the virus. “
He was “generally a very healthy young person,” said Stanton – and “still feels that my life is at stake.” The young man from a suburb of Sydney closes his Instagram post with the call: “Please stick to the precautionary measures that exist for good reason and watch out for each other. (kes)