Tuesday on social networks, the Perfect the actress said she was ‘extremely ill for over three weeks’ and still had ‘persistent symptoms’ despite now testing negative for COVID
“I was incredibly safe. I wore a mask. I used hand sanitizer. Once, when the world was starting to open up, I decided to give up wearing my mask. A. That time. And I ended up getting it, ”she wrote. on Instagram alongside a photo of her wearing a mask.
She went on to explain that although people believe having COVID-19 is “like having the flu,” she begs to differ. “I had the flu, and it’s absolutely not that,” she wrote, adding that there is a deeper fear that comes with COVID-19.
“The panic of catching a virus that is fundamentally incurable and that is so new that no one knows the irreparable, long-term damage it inflicts on your immune system is incredibly stressful. Completely lose my sense of smell and taste without knowing when or even if they will. the return is extremely disorienting, ”she added.
The 37-year-old actress further revealed that she currently only feels “about 30%” of how she used to and other “lingering symptoms” that she continues to face a month after having. been diagnosed include “dizziness, extreme fatigue, affected sinuses, upset stomach, nausea, vomiting and fever.” ”
” I’m lucky. Because I am not dead. But people are. Please wear your mask. It can happen at any time. And it can happen to anyone, ”Camp said.
Recognizing that even though she may have felt “safe” at some point, anyone can “make a difference” by wearing a mask. “Wearing a mask is saving lives. Thank you to everyone who has sought to monitor me during this frightening time, ”she said. “Please be careful there. Let’s all do our part and wear a mask. I don’t want you to go through what I did. Even though it’s a small thing, it can have a huge impact, and it’s so unbelievably easy to do. ”
Camp joins stars Idris Elba, Olga Kurylenko and Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, Bachelor star Colton Underwood and more who have announced that they have also tested positive for COVID-19.
This article originally appeared on THR.com.