Sydney Covid-19 patient Jett Stanston issues Liverpool hospital warning
A young unvaccinated Covid patient described his horrific symptoms from his hospital bed in West Sydney, saying he felt like something was stuck in his chest and he woke up sweating.
Jett Stanton, who is only 21, was in close contact with a known case and returned a positive result on Wednesday.
Mr Stanton, who was not vaccinated, is now recovering in Liverpool hospital. His two unvaccinated roommates also tested positive but his girlfriend, who was fully vaccinated, tested negative.
His condition quickly deteriorated and triggered severe anxiety attacks which prompted his girlfriend to call an ambulance on Thursday evening.
Speaking to NCA NewsWire on the phone from his hospital bed on Sunday, Mr Stanton said he had no underlying health issues, was active, was eating well and was eating well. neither smoked nor drank.
But despite his healthy lifestyle, he said Covid made him fear for his life.
He made a desperate appeal for people to take the coronavirus seriously, even if they are young like him, and follow all the rules and isolate themselves.
“I was very sleepy and I was losing my sense of smell,” he said.
“I remember I had the most uncomfortable cold sweats of my life, and I still do.
“Over time, new symptoms started to appear, such as throbbing chest pain and an uncontrollable cough. I felt like something was stuck in my throat and chest.
He said the symptoms came in waves, one moment he was fine and the next he felt like he had been hit by a bus.
“I was on the phone with mom last night around 10:30 pm and was feeling really good, but around 10:45 pm I thought I was going to pass out,” Mr. Stanton said.
“And I don’t even know if it’s going to be the worst day yet. Symptoms may be worse in the second week.
His roommates who were also unvaccinated tested positive, but Mr Stanton’s vaccinated girlfriend returned a negative result.
“My girlfriend was at risk of catching Covid but she’s the only one who came back negative. It just shows that the vaccines really work, ”he said.
“It’s fair enough that everyone is afraid of side effects, but that’s just the nature of vaccines.
“Every vaccine will have side effects.”
NSW recorded 830 new infections on Sunday, breaking the record for the number of daily cases and there were fears that darker days were ahead.
Mr Stanton, who moved to Sydney from Brisbane to pursue a career as a skateboarder, warned others that Covid-19 is not just a disease of the elderly.
“I am a fairly healthy person. I have never been drunk in my life, I do not smoke and I take vitamins daily. I eat healthy and I am an athlete, but I still feel like my life has been threatened by the virus, ”he said.
He then sent a stern message to others, not to break the rules.
“People are obviously too privileged to realize what they really have,” Mr. Stanton said.
“They don’t know how much they have it. So the fact that they are protesting for their freedoms is disgusting.
There are currently 557 cases of Covid-19 in hospital with 94 people in intensive care, including 31 on a ventilator.