The former Governor of Alaska opened up about the scary diagnosis in hopes to urge others to take the pandemic seriously, and follow protocols to help contain the virus. Unfortunately, other members of Sarah’s family — including 12-year-old son Trig, were also diagnosed with the illness.
The 57-year-old politician wants the public to know, her case is proof that “anyone can catch this.”
See Her Statements…Below.
“As confident as I’d like to be about my own health, and despite my joking that I’m blessed to constantly breathe in the most sterile (frozen!) air, my case is perhaps one of those that proves anyone can catch this,” she said.
As for how she discovered the illness, Palin explained, “One of my daughters awoke to having lost her sense of taste and smell [and] immediately had a positive COVID test, then was quarantined in isolation.”
But, unfortunately, not too long after she claims Trig (who was born with Down Syndrome) started to show signs of the virus.
“I then observed symptoms in my son Trig, who curiously is the most enthusiastic mask-wearer, and after our numerous negative tests over the year, he tested positive,” she said.
She continued, “Children with special needs are vulnerable to COVID ramifications, so with a high fever he was prescribed azithromycin, which really seemed to help, and I increased amounts of vitamins I put in his puréed food.”
At the time, she said she isolated with her son but still tested negative for the virus.
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Finally, Sarah claims she started getting some of the “bizarre” symptoms that are a characteristic of this virus, like the loss of taste and smell. She knew it was “unmistakable” and “COVID caught me.”
“That day I finally tested positive — like millions of other Americans,” she said.
She is now hoping by sharing her experience, people will be more vigilant of the virus — and follow steps to protect themselves. “I strongly encourage everyone to use common sense to avoid spreading this and every other virus out there,” she said.
Adding, “There are more viruses than there are stars in the sky, meaning we’ll never avoid every source of illness or danger … But please be vigilant, don’t be frightened, and I advise reprioritizing some personal time and resources to ensure as healthy a lifestyle as you can create so when viruses do hit, you have at least some armor to fight it.”