Sydney woman who thought Covid was 'fake' now in hospital with virus

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A young Sydney woman who thought Covid was "fake” has started documenting her “horrible” experience with the virus online after being admitted to hospital.

Katie Puffet has revealed on TikTok she’s Covid-positive, calling herself “silly” for thinking she would “never get it” because “it isn’t a thing”.

A screenshot of a TikTok video in which a young woman who thought Covid was fake reveals she has tested positive to the virus.Source: TikTok/yxdad
A Covid denier has taken to TikTok to reveal she's tested positive to Delta and is being treated in hospital. Source: TikTok/yxdad

Posting from her hospital bed, the young patient said her mother and friends are also battling the virus however her symptoms are more serious.

“Personally my symptoms are pretty bad, although my mum and friends have said they’re not bad at all. I guess everyone’s bodies react differently,” she commented on her video.

A screenshot of a TikTok video which documents a woman's experience with Covid-19. Source: TikTok/yxdad
Katie Puffet has started documenting her "horrible" experience with the virus on social media. Source: TikTok/yxdad

She said she’s suffering from headaches, a cough, sore eyes and body pain, adding it hit her “like a train”.

“I’m alright, very nauseous, hurts to breathe and can’t stand up without needing to faint but I’ll be okay,” she wrote.

Former Covid denier opens up about virus battle 

In her latest video, the young woman shared a series of short yet confronting clips, explaining she had initially been taken to Campbelltown Hospital then moved briefly into hotel quarantine before being admitted to Royal North Shore Hospital.

She commented that she had been feeling unwell for three days before receiving a positive result and that she was “unfortunately” not vaccinated.

“I’m not going to sugar-coat it. For me, it has been horrible,” she said.

Hundreds wish her a speedy recovery 

Her posts have been inundated with supportive comments.

“Wishing you all the strength to get through this,” commented one person.

Another TikTok user wrote: “All the best on your recovery.”

A third pleaded with Katie to continue sharing her story.

“Lots of people think Covid-19 won’t affect them,” they wrote.

A photo of Katie Puffet before she fell ill with Covid-19. Source: TikTok/yxdad
Katie, who previously thought Covid wasn't "a thing" said she was feeling unwell for three days before she tested positive to the virus. Source: TikTok/yxdad

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