“I didn’t go to crowded restaurants. I didn’t go to cramped places in general (or) social settings,” she recalled.
She resumed grocery trips again and even returned to the gym. And just then, to her frustration, she got off Covid-19. She still doesn’t know where she picked him up.
“That was one of the first things I said,‘ How could I even get this? “Chesser said. ‘I’ve been so worried about getting it since it all started in March, February.’
“So when I actually picked it up and I couldn’t pinpoint it, I finally really had to let it go because it didn’t change the fact whether I had it or not,” she said.
And Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the CDC, singled out the younger generations in particular on Tuesday, urging them to take serious precautions, because even if they are less likely to die from Covid-19, they can play a significant role in transmitting the disease others.
He specifically asked them to wear masks, which health officials say can prevent the virus from spreading through infected people – even those who don’t know they are infected.
Chesser was very ill for eight days, she told CNN.
“In the very beginning, I had really awful skin sensitivity, headaches, coughs, sore throats,” she said. “And then around day 4 … when I lost my sense and taste.”
She said she barely had a fever – the highest temperature she knew was 99.6 or 99.7 degrees Fahrenheit.
“Just give your share and take care of everyone in the community, because we somehow owe it to each other, just to do the little things that could have a very big impact,” she said.
CNN’s Andrea Kane and Amanda Watts contributed to this report.
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