Teen's worrying realisation while filming TikTok trend

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A 19-year-old TikTok user has posted vision of the moment she realised she had coronavirus while filming a video for the social media platform.

Maryn Short was filming a taste test as part of a Starbucks coffee drink trend that includes trying a beverage with several pumps of sugary syrup and heavy cream.

However, when the American couldn’t taste the sweet drink, she realised she had one of the most wildly reported symptoms of Covid-19 – loss of taste.

"It was almost like I was drinking sweet milk. I could tell it was sweet, but there was no flavour at all. It was really strange. It’s hard to describe,” she told Buzzfeed.

Maryn Short in a viral Tiktok video where she discovers she has coronavirus
Maryn Short posted a TikTok video of the moment she suspected she had Covid-19. Source: TikTok/Maryn Short

In the TikTok video – which was filmed last week and has since received more than 753,000 views – Ms Short, who posts under the username @mcfluflu, orders her drink through a Starbucks drive thru and stays in her car as she tries the iced coffee.

“This has no flavour,” Ms Short says before taking another sip.

“Oh ... I can’t taste it,” she adds before covering her mouth with her hand in shock.

“Do I have Covid?... Hang on I can’t taste anything!”

As reality set in for the teenager she ended the video laughing nervously and explained she immediately booked in for the next available rapid test appointment.

The following day she posted a video of her test results which revealed she was “positive”, and later posted more in depth test results with the same diagnosis.

Ms Short told Buzzfeed that other than working her three part time jobs and grocery shopping, she had been staying home during the pandemic and hadn’t experienced any Covid symptoms besides congestion, which she assumed was a result of allergies.

Since the video, Ms Short has remained in good spirits as she self isolates and updates her followers on her condition, and answers questions about her experience with the virus.

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