Former Alaska Republican Governor Sarah Palin has revealed that she tested positive for the coronavirus and is encouraging Americans to wear masks to help slow the spread of the virus.
Palin, 57, confirmed her COVID-19 diagnosis in one interview with People magazine published Wednesday.
Palin said she and some of her family members tested positive, including her 12-year-old son Trig.
Palin and her son “went into isolated quarantine,” but then “symptoms started overnight with a mild fever and aching muscles,” she said.
‘As confident as I would like to be about my own health, and despite joking that I am blessed to constantly breathe the most sterile air, my case may be one of those cases that proves anyone can handle this,’ the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate and television personality said.
Sarah Palin addresses a crowd during a Save America Bus Tour stop in Cherokee County, north Atlanta, Georgia, on Dec. 12, 2020. Palin confirmed her COVID-19 diagnosis in an interview with People magazine published Wednesday .
The virus worked its way through her household, with her daughter showing symptoms for the first time, Palin said.
[O]One of my daughters woke up because she had lost her sense of taste and smell [and] immediately had a positive COVID test and was then quarantined in isolation, ‘she said.
After initially testing negative, Palin said she developed coronavirus symptoms “ overnight ” and had fever, muscle pain, and loss of taste and smell.
It was undeniable that “COVID caught me,” she said.
“That day I finally tested positive – just like millions of other Americans,” she said.
Palin then observed symptoms in son Trig, who has Down syndrome.
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin with her son, Trig. Palin says the coronavirus is making its way through her family and infecting herself, her daughter and Trig
Palin joked about her performance in ‘The Masked Singer’ in an effort to encourage Americans to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus
“Special needs kids are vulnerable to COVID ramifications, so with a high fever, he was prescribed azithromycin, which seemed to really help, and I increased the amounts of vitamins I put in his mashed foods,” she said.
Palin encouraged Americans to wear masks, calling it “better than doing nothing.”
“ Through it all, I see wearing that cumbersome mask indoors in a crowd as not only the newfound luxury of being incognito, but trusting that it’s better than doing nothing to slow the spread, ” Palin said.
Palin said in a statement, “I strongly encourage everyone to use common sense to prevent this and every other virus out there from spreading.”
“There are more viruses than stars in the sky, which means we will never avoid any source of disease or danger,” she said. But please be vigilant, have no fear, and I recommend re-prioritizing some personal time and resources to ensure the healthiest lifestyle possible so that when viruses strike, you have at least some armor to keep it going. fight. ‘
In a request to others to continue wearing masks in public, Palin joked about her performance on the television show ‘The Masked Singer’ last year.
“And history will show that we were masked Singer visitors before being masked was cool,” she said.
There was no indication in the interview whether Palin received a vaccination against the coronavirus.
In a September 2011 debate with Republican presidential candidates, Palin joined others onstage to criticize Texas Governor Rick Perry for issuing an executive order requiring sixth-grade girls to be vaccinated against the human papilloma virus, The New York Times reported
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In May 2020, Palin attended a salon in Dallas to show support for the owner, who was convicted of disregarding multiple court orders to shut down the business in accordance with county health regulations pertaining to the coronavirus pandemic, CBS News reported
Since the start of the pandemic, more than 30 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the US and more than 550,000 people have died.
Recent polls have shown that while more Americans say they will be vaccinated when they qualify, a PBS poll released earlier this month showed that 49 percent of Republican men say they don’t plan on the vaccine to get, People reported.