Celebrities Deal with COVID-19


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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tested positive for Covid-19 in August. Picture from Vanity Fair.

Isabella Martinez, Staff Writer

Anna Camp pleads to her followers “Wearing a mask is saving lives.” (Picture from Popsugar)

Almost nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and globally, millions have been infected and an incomprehensible amount has

J Balvin said “The virus is real and it’s dangerous.” after struggling with the virus. (Picture from the New York Times.)
Nick Cordero suffered a severe case of Covid-19 and passed away after a long, difficult battle. (Picture from People magazine)

lost the battle to this potentially fatal disease. To many, even their role models are not invincible to the virus. In mid-August, mega-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson revealed he had tested positive for coronavirus and, fortunately, began feeling better. On Instagram, Johnson told followers, “I can tell you that this has been one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family.” Johnson also advises his fans to stay safe, be cautious when socializing with others, boost their immune systems, and, most importantly, wear a mask. Also in August, reggaeton star, J Balvin, revealed he had also tested positive for the virus and was recovering from a serious case. Balvin encouraged his fans to take the virus seriously stating, “My message to those that follow me, young fans and people in general is to take care. This isn’t a joke. The virus is real and it’s dangerous.” Also, during the summer, Pitch Perfect star Anna Camp unveiled on July 21 that she had come down with coronavirus after letting her guard down. Camp expressed that after the world began to reopen, she decided to not wear her mask one time, and was ultimately infected. Urging fans to be cautious, Camp wrote on social media, “Please wear ur mask. It can happen at 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.”

But not everyone is lucky enough to win the battle against COVID-19. Broadway actor Nick Cordero suffered one of the most difficult and complicated cases of this disease. After first testing positive for the virus in early April, Cordero was sent to the hospital in a concerning state and suffered major complications, including the amputation of his right leg. After several months in the hospital, Cordero began displaying signs of hope but sadly died on July 5, 2020. Cordero’s case demonstrates how serious and unrelenting this virus and disease can be. These experiences from some of our role models show us how important it is to social distance, wear our masks, and wash our hands in order to protect ourselves, our families, our friends, and everyone around us.