Coronavirus: ‘Pitch Perfect’ star Anna Camp contracted COVID-19 after not wearing mask once

Coronavirus: ‘Pitch Perfect’ star Anna Camp says she got COVID-19 after not wearing mask once

“Pitch Perfect” star Anna Camp said she believes she contracted the coronavirus after not wearing a mask in public one time.

Camp, 37, posted her belief in an Instagram post on Tuesday.

“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,” Camp wrote. “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,” Camp wrote. “I believe it may have been because of that one time.”

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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❤️

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Camp then described some of her symptoms, noting that contracting COVID-19 was “absolutely not” like being sick with the flu.

The actor urged her followers to do their part by wearing a mask, Variety reported.

I don’t want any of you to go through what I did,” Camp wrote. Even though it’s a little thing, it can have a huge impact, and it’s so incredibly easy to do.”

In March, Camp shared a photo of herself and boyfriend Michael Johnson enjoying quality time in the desert of Joshua Tree, California, while she dealt with the coronavirus, People reported.

Anna Camp went on Instagram to describe her symptoms and lamented she contracted the coronavirus after not wearing a mask once in public.
Anna Camp went on Instagram to describe her symptoms and lamented she contracted the coronavirus after not wearing a mask once in public. (Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)