Coronavirus survivor reveals what it’s like to have Covid-19

Coronavirus survivor reveals what it’s like to have Covid-19

Connor Reed, a British man who works at a school in Wuhan, explains how it felt to have the Covid-19 coronavirus, discusses what life is like after 40 days in lockdown and how he thinks people in the UK would cope in similar circumstances. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)

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99 Responses

  1. andy g says:

    This case is enlightening most of what I’ve read says you generally don’t get stuffy or runny nose. Mainly dry cough and high fever. This guy says, cold then flu then pneumonia

  2. Kevin Hayes says:

    Finally someone that explains the symptoms of the virus

    • A says:

      Well “his” symptoms and many people have done the same.

    • Jessica Cure says:

      A G Can you please supply a link?!

    • Desiree Bernert says:

      I have a cold n sinus cold right now..doc put me on antibiotics because im in kidney failure and have SLE lupus…i pray everyday i dont catch it..i stay home..go to docs..wearing my masks & 70% sanitizers..washing my hands so much theyre cracking…i make my family shower n wear masks. .dont care..they’re wearing masks out of house…docs say they fear ill not make it..so hopeful!!🥰😇 praying for everyone!!!!😇🥺

    • Gina S says:

      Drink Warm beverages Take Steamy baths and a humidifier to help Open airways and ease Your breathing.
      Signs: Trouble breathing, Shortness of breath, feeling like Your Not Getting enough air. A Cough that won’t go away, Coughing Up blood or mucus, Pain or discomfort when breathing in or out. Fever. Chest pain, Diarrhea.
      Green Tea Eat foods rich in Antioxidants. Apple’s, Walnuts, berries, Broccoli, Cayenne Pepper, ginger, Vit. A, C, E. Water, Pineapple, Peppermint, fruits, vegetables, Tomatoes.
      Medicine Levofloxacin for Pneumonia.

    • Gary Asks you kindly to stfu. says:

      Desiree Bernert don’t wash your hands that often, you’re making yourself more vulnerable.

  3. roof pizza says:

    ‘I’ve never cooked decent meals’. Yup, he’s a Brit alright.

    • throw away says:

      @Lindsay Ruthven May be hygienic food but your mouths certainly aren’t hygienic. It’s a stereotype for a reason a lot of you really do have trash teeth.

    • throw away says:

      Triggered Brits with false pride over nasty food and bad teeth in this comment section, you’ve been warned.

    • Karl Hans says:

      Because British dont cook, they eat bricks, thats why they have bad teeth.

    • John Smith says:

      I have a drummer friend who toured Europe for several years. Along the way he stopped through England. He told me that British food is the absolute worst of the worst. He said the food was really bland and the BRITs don’t use spices on anything. Told me that he actually lost weight in England because he just didn’t want to eat anything there.

    • Lindsay Ruthven says:

      throw away what you on about my teeth 🦷 are lovely I paid £3,500 for my dental care my teeth are white and straight I honestly don’t know where your getting this from send me a pic of your teeth and we can compare I’ve lived in a America and all I saw when I was their was obese problems, junkies ppl in general with a lack of hygiene and some black guy in newyork sitting on the floor of the train with no teeth rocking back and forth your mental health problems in a America is cause for concern and very frightening .

  4. M Munroe says:

    5:27 What a stupid damn question to ask this man — as if he would know — whether levels of isolation that he is seeing in China will be necessary in the UK?

    • Dc watcher says:

      Xi Waan it was a poor metaphor

    • Xi Waan says:

      ​@Dc watcher It’s a figure of speech, when someone says ‘they are reading from a script’ it doesn’t mean they literally have a script in front of them, it just means it is scripted, pre-planned. That is common usage of the phrase. The fact that some people here are having such difficulty understanding the most basic of things really does speak loudly about the audience of Channel 4 news.

    • Ja Man says:

      yeah that was real fkn stupid, goin mental? hes already crossed that bridge!!!

    • Daniel Sherwood says:

      The UK is going to screw this up far worse than China has. They are off to a terrible start already and had over a month to prepare.

    • STEALTHY J says:

      Trust me IN NEWS SOME NEWS FROM THIER OWN BOSS OR OTHER CLIENTS TELL THEM TO DO THE TALK BUT NOT ASKING WHAT IS THE REASON AND HOW DID IT AFFECT UR SYSTEM… IS IT IN THE LUNGS STOMACH OR OTHER BODY FLUIDS… MANY PEOPLE WANT ANSWERS. BUT THE REAL TRUTH JS THEY DONT WANT PEOPLE TO GO CRISIS IN CHAOS FOR EXAMPLE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE WITH NO BALANCED OF LIFE AND DEATH (FOR EXAMPLE YIN AND YANG) PEACE AND CHAOS

      😏HOWEVER HERES A HINT THE VICTIM OF THIS PERSON IN THE VIDEO SAID I DIDN’T COOK CERTAIN FOOD PROPERLY. THATS WHY? IT HAS TO DO OF WHAT YOU’VE EATEN THAT MIGHT AFFECT UR STOMACH.

      The Coronavirus was the caused of RNA….

      RNA MEANS from a DNA that controls the synthesis of proteins which was RIBOSOMES.

      Ribosome has an RNA TO TRANSFER IT TO (“SYNTHESIZE KNOWN AS SYNTHESIS) THE PROTIENS.

      LOOK UP IN GOOGLE AND PUT THIS WORD (“PROTEINS SYNTHESIS MEANS EXAMPLE”) WARNING THE TRUTH HURTS: THE PROTEIN SYNTHESIS HAS DO WITH (Protiens through ribosomal ( ribosomes “RNA” TO TRANSFER THE RNA TO THE MESSENGER CALLED ENZYMES MEANS THAT THAT U HAVE TO DISGUST.
      DONT EAT ALOT OF FOOD BECAUSE IF U DO MORE PRACTICAL OF THE FOOD OF CALLED THE RIBOSOMES WONT LET OVER SIZE FOOD GO THROUGH TO DIGUST, ONLY SMALL PARTICLES.

      AND SOME CERTAIN TYPE OF FOOD WASN’T CLEANED PROPERLY BECAUSE YOUR SUPPOSE TO WASH THE BLOOD AND OTHER THINGS OUT OF THE FOOD IN ORDER TO TASTE GOOD WHILE YOUR COOKING, IF NOT THATS WHY IT HAPPENS WITH FULL OF BACTERIA AND OTHER BLOOD TYPE CHEMICALS.

  5. m b says:

    I am more scared of pneumonia itself than of death.
    I had a bad one 20 yrs ago, worst nightmare ever

  6. Nini Rukmini says:

    My compliment for your positive thinking and ways to cope with in lockdown condition and good luck Connor.

  7. Jornalista Renata Rosa says:

    There’s a lesson to be learned here – “stay at home for the sake of everybody else”

  8. Zhigang Mei says:

    After listening to this young man’s interview, shall we still believe that Covid-19 is another type of flu which only affects the elder people with precondition diseases?

    • Mephistopheles GoesToWork says:

      V Arias Our Emperor Deliver Us

    • Mina says:

      @Shaunna Richards it’s called cytokine storm.

    • iXi SHOGUN iXi says:

      V Arias – thinking we are experts without proper education on matters such as science is how people end up believing in flat-Earth and anti-vax. Self-educating is useful for many things but for matters such as health and science, trust the experts!

    • Странно Хрипы says:

      Zhigang Mei who is saying that corona virus only effects older people? No one even says that about the flu. Science and real statistics however show that the overwhelming majority of people who DIE from both virus are the elderly and immunocompromised people. The average person who contracts either the flu or the corona virus will survive.

    • EdwinManalastas says:

      Zhigang Mei it can still mutate

  9. moorsum says:

    Remember panicking in the middle of a crisis makes the crisis worse. If we’re constantly being told not to panic it’s not because nothings wrong. Something is clearly very wrong.

    • Silver Bat says:

      @fuzzzymaine2 Actually is psychology….

    • np says:

      I don’t think anyone is saying nothing is wrong but I think it’s more of a preventative measure before people really start to panic (which is definitely when things start to go “very wrong”). Telling people not to panic doesn’t not automatically equal that something is very wrong (could be…but we just don’t have enough info to clearly come to that conclusion ). Medical experts could be saying not to panic in almost every interview because it would cause unneeded anxiety, overwhelm their capacity to care for people who actually need it, and also it’s good to repeat that because there many articles and news reports that seek to sensationalize for views and clicks.

    • Silver Bat says:

      @np It’s an excuse to not actually contain the virus

    • ickbar says:

      You’re one of those that bought all the toilet rolls aren’t you?

    • drz says:

      I stole my friend’s last roll of toilet paper.

  10. Phillip Pereira says:

    He sounds like he still has the flu

  11. J Cadney says:

    I like this guy he’s a straight talker, no bs or unnecessary bias towards either side of the story

  12. Letmy T says:

    “You get better before you get worse.” Well nice… now i can be afraid until i’m fully recovered

    • Billy Basnett says:

      @MrTonyBarzini Please stop spreading misinformation. These are guesses based on SARS and MERS. Granted, they are similar but not identical. Also, these are very early studies, which around %82 of people do not show serious symptoms. with that being said, please still be proactive by washing your hands and taking the necessary precautions to fight this virus. if you read the full article and most of the statements/claims are from a different virus or very early studies, DO NOT post it. Misinformation is one of the worst ways to combat COVID-19

    • MrTonyBarzini says:

      Billy Basnett were all going to die

    • Dominique Balabat says:

      MrTonyBarzini we’re all gonna die anyway.

    • MrTonyBarzini says:

      Dominique Balabat TIME TO PANIC

    • wade smiley says:

      @MrTonyBarzini you gotta have a ridiculous case for that, or previous health problems. I got diagnosed today (theres currently no testing in my state) and if it is ehat they say Ill be fine. Ill take this over the flu any day

  13. Kev G H says:

    This actually scares me and I came here to calm my nerves over this.

  14. Derrick Burgess says:

    What a delightful young man..
    That’s how he survived. Attitude..💪

  15. six strings says:

    good to hear but everyone’s age, health, immune system strength, underlying health concerns, diet and exercise, bad habits, smoking, vaping, drinking, drugs etc is different.

    • lafemmefidele says:

      Thank you! People who also failed to cleanse their colon! All kinds of viruses feed off the fecal matter in the colon!! I am tired of people giving partial truths while drinking and smoking and eating Foods that feed viruses as opposed to sustaining immunity! I wish people will tell the whole truth about what can be done to prevent illnesses in the first place! I wish people would wash their hands without the coronavirus being the reason why they wash their hands! I wish people would just do the right thing with their bodies without a deadly disease scaring them into doing the right thing!

  16. sean jokela says:

    I’d imagine it affects everyone slightly differently. A high fever is a human body’s normal response to try and kill a foreign virus/organism.

    • Keisha Jones says:

      High fever is not always good. Can cause seizure in young children.

    • sean jokela says:

      @Keisha Jones yeah, your own body can kill itself in an effort to defend itself. Our immune system is a defense mechanism that doesn’t rationalize at what temperature we’ll get brain damage.

    • Lucas Ribbands says:

      @sean jokela no

    • michael murillo says:

      @sean jokela thats always the case. Cold showers and sleeping on cold floors can do wonders. May sound odd. But it does work.

    • naija fuller says:

      Lucas Ribbands yes, Sean is right, I would know because I had influenza type A and I almost died from my fever cause my body couldn’t fight it off.

  17. jstar1000 says:

    No “how long did it last”, “How do you feel now” “are you worried about getting it again” “are there any lasting changes you’ve noticed” basic questions.

    • sam hawkz says:

      @STAY TRUE RECORDS bruh that’s bullshit! If you truly feel that way

    • dan k says:

      @STAY TRUE RECORDS I bet you believe in flat Earth too

    • H K says:

      sam hawkz no you get a slightly different cold virus each time, then you gain immunity To that particular form of the virus. Same goes for Corona, get it once, have immunity for life. This is how we make vaccines, we take a weakened virus with the same appearance as its counterpart and inject it into the body so the immune system is prepared with antibodies for when it sees the real virus

    • Gary Asks you kindly to stfu. says:

      H K viruses mutate so you aren’t completely immune. Because of virus mutation there’s a need for a vaccine. The corona virus is just a mutation of the flu that we don’t have a virus to that we won’t have until late summer to maybe even December. NVM I misunderstood

    • AridPines says:

      @sam hawkz Every cold you get is made up of different genetic material, like humans. If you have the same symptoms as your last cold, the genetics are different.

  18. romagman says:

    What a noble person.. thinking of others not himself. God Bless you.

  19. JAY KRISSY says:

    Brilliant advice..!!! STAY HOME AND DONT CONTAMINATE OTHER PEOPLE.

    • Attack Chopper says:

      JAY KRISSY So basically like getting sick normally. Lol he got sick, and should stay at home, common sense. Christ people get scared so easily.

  20. Mr. Riley says:

    Everybody on planet Earth should self quarantine for 3 weeks

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