Sarah Palin urges people to wear masks after revealing she had Covid

‘My case is perhaps one of those that proves anyone can catch this,’ says former vice presidential candidate

Graeme Massie
Los Angeles
Thursday 01 April 2021 00:57
Comments

Sarah Palin sings ‘Baby Got Back’ on The Masked Singer

Sarah Palin has urged people to wear masks after revealing that she tested positive for the coronavirus.

The former Republican vice presidential nominee says she has suffered from sore muscles and lost her sense of taste and smell after getting Covid, according to People magazine.

Ms Palin, 57, who called the symptoms “bizarre”, said that she caught the virus along with her 12-year-old son Trig and admitted that it was evidence that “anyone can catch this.”

“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,” the mother-of-five said.

The former Governor of Alaska said that the alarm was raised after one of her daughters also lost her sense of smell and taste and tested positive for Covid.

Read more:

“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 added.

“Children with special needs are vulnerable to COVID ramifications [Trig was born with Down syndrome], 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.”

Ms Palin said that she and her son “buckled down in isolated quarantine” and she “still tested negative.” 

But when he developed a slight fever and the other symptoms she realised it was “unmistakable Covid caught me.”

“That day I finally tested positive — like millions of other Americans,” she added.

Ms Palin encouraged people to continue to wear masks and to “use common sense.”

Many Republicans have pushed back at wearing masks throughout the pandemic, which has now killed more than 550,000 and seen more than 30 million contract the virus.

Donald Trump famously took off his mask upon returning to the White House after hospital treatment for the virus last year, and generally avoided being seen wearing one.

“There are more viruses than there are stars in the sky, meaning we’ll never avoid every source of illness or danger,” she said.

“Through it all, I view wearing that cumbersome mask indoors in a crowd as not only allowing the newfound luxury of being incognito, but trust it’s better than doing nothing to slow the spread.”

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in