A woman in California said that she contracted the coronavirus
after attending a Black Lives Matter protest and she’s been
suffering long-term symptoms for months.
Nataly Najarro, 24,
told Media Drum World that she was forced to live with her
parents because the symptoms from coronavirus were so
Najarro went to a Black Lives Matter protest in June in order to
demonstrate against the police death of George Floyd. She said she
tried to take precautions, but tested positive for the virus after
attending the protest.
“I ended up going to the protest and while I tried my hardest to
take precautions, masks and sanitizing can only do so much with an
airborne virus,” said Najarro.
She began to experience panic attacks, fever, cough, and fatigue
later in June.
“My boyfriend took me to the urgent care department, and they
had a test that provides you with your result in just thirty
explained. “That’s when I found out I was positive for
COVID-19. My family and friends also were tested, but only my dad
came out positive, with no symptoms.”
Najarro’s longterm symptoms from coronavirus were so extensive
that she has had to use a wheelchair for months.
“It’s not worth risking your life, youth and freedom, having to
be bound to a wheelchair like I am,” Najarro said.
Najarro later said she was upset with how the media
portrayed her statement, as she was not sure if she contracted
the disease at the Black Lives Matter protest.
Critics of the coronavirus lockdowns have noted that many in the
media have hypocritically praised gatherings of left-wing protests
while excoriating other large crowds as being irresponsible or
In July, Miami Police Chief Jorge Colina said that many of
his officers had contracted coronavirus while interacting with
Black Lives Matter protesters.
“There is a certain hypocrisy that exists when we say you can’t
go to the beach, and you have to shut your business, but somehow
it’s OK to bring two three hundred people together, shoulder to
shoulder, many without a mask,” he said.
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