“I didn’t go to crowded restaurants. I didn’t go to crowded places in general (or) social settings,” he recalls.
He revisited grocery trips and even returned to the gym. And just then, with her frustration, she went down with Covid-19. He doesn’t know where he got it.
“That was one of the first things I said, ‘How could I have gotten this? “Chesser said. “I was so anxious to get it after it all started in March, February.”
“So when I got it and couldn’t find it, I finally had to leave it, because it didn’t change whether I had it or not,” he said.
And Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the CDC, singled out the younger generations specifically on Tuesday, urging them to take precautions seriously, because even if they are less likely to die from Covid-19, they may play an important role in transmitting the disease. to others.
He specifically asked them to wear masks, which health officials say could help prevent infected people – even those who do not know they are infected – from spreading the virus.
Chesser was very ill for eight days, she told CNN.
“In the beginning, I had very horrible skin sensitivities, a headache, a cough, a sore throat,” he said. “And right after Day 4 … it’s when I lost my sense of smell and taste.”
He said he had never had a fever – the highest temperature he knew was 99.6 or 99.7 degrees Fahrenheit.
“Just do your part and take care of everyone in the community, because we owe it to each other to do the little things that could have a huge impact,” he said.
Andrea Kane and Amanda Watts of CNN contributed to this report.