Palin Urges Everyone to Continue Wearing Masks After “Bizarre Symptoms” Lead to COVID Diagnosis

Former Alaska Governor and 2008 Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has tested positive for COVID-19, and she’s urging others to continue taking the pandemic seriously. Palin confirmed to PEOPLE magazine that she contracted the coronavirus as did some of her family members, including 12-year-old son Trig.

Palin, 57 — who is a mom to five children with ex-husband Todd — says her case is proof that “anyone can catch this.”

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Of her diagnosis, Palin explains that it began when “one of my daughters awoke to having lost her sense of taste and smell and immediately had a positive COVID test”, then was quarantined in isolation. Palin says she and her son Trig, whose Down Syndrome and other special needs made him especially vulnerable to the virus, “buckled down in isolated quarantine” and she “still tested negative.” However, “symptoms started overnight with a slight fever and sore muscles.”

Palin adds that she had some of the “bizarre” symptoms characteristic of the virus, like a loss of taste and smell, leading her to assume it was “unmistakable COVID caught me.”

In a plea to others to continue wearing masks in public, Palin joked about her surprise appearance on The Masked Singer last year. “Through it all, I view wearing that cumbersome mask indoors in a crowd as not only allowing the newfound luxury of being incognito, but trust it’s better than doing nothing to slow the spread,” Palin says. “And history will show we Masked Singer visitors were masked before being masked was cool.”

Palin regrets thinking she’d be an exception to the widespread virus. “As confident as I’d like to be about my own health, and despite my joking that I’m blessed to constantly breathe in the most sterile (frozen!) air, my case is perhaps one of those that proves anyone can catch this,” she says.

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