Taylor provides update on COVID, suggests fence guards get vaccinated
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor revealed late last week that he tested positive for COVID-19 and felt “very, very sick.” He feels better now, but still isn’t clear. Through a video update, he urged fans to get the shot, saying: “I shudder to think how bad it would have been. [without the vaccine]. “
âHi everyone. Just wanted to give you an update,â Taylor said at the top of the video post shared on Twitter (seen below).
âFirst of all, I hope everyone is okay. Second, I’m out of the woods. I’m still [COVID] positive, but the fever is gone, the aches are gone. I sweat everything. I’m still crowded, but I’m making progress slowly but surely. It shouldn’t be too long before I test negative. So, I mean, it’s awesome, âhe revealed.
Grateful for all the support he received after his diagnosis became public, Taylor added: “I wanted to say thank you very much to everyone who sent their best wishes and to all my family and friends who reached out. . You have no idea how much that means to me. “
The singer also used the time to urge others to get vaccinated while praising the positive effect it has had on his own health over the past few days.
“I also want to say that because I was vaccinated I really believe that is what helped me get through the break. I mean, this is the worst I have ever been sick from my If I hadn’t been vaccinated, I shudder to think how bad it would have been. But because I had that little bit of extra protection, man, it definitely helped me get through it. So , go, go, go. If you’re still on the fence [about getting the vaccine], I’m telling you right now, it’s the best thing you can do for yourself, âTaylor explained.
He signed: “Count the days, and I hope I will see you soon.” OK ? Take care of yourself. Stay safe.
Taylor is one of the many rock and metal musicians who have contracted COVID-19 in recent weeks, either on the road or in their day-to-day lives.
Former Trouble singer and doom metal icon Eric Wagner died of COVID pneumonia after being admitted to hospital last week, Vio-Lence singer Sean Killian was recently hospitalized with COVID-19 and Jonathan Davis from Korn, Frank Hannon from Tesla, Rickey Medlocke from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sebastian Bach, Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden, Leigh Kakaty from Pop Evil, Dee Snider from Twisted Sister and Matt Heafy from Trivium have all tested positive for COVID-19. since early July.
According to John Hopkins University and Medicine, the United States has reached 3.4 million new COVID-19 infections in the past 28 days with 18,888 deaths attributed to the disease. Nearly 17 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in the same time frame as infection rates climb rapidly.
Since the start of the pandemic, the United States has the highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 37.9 million (as of August 24), the most in the world with more than 5 million with an average of one case positive for 8.6 people living in the country.
Yesterday (August 23), the FDA removed the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine from the emergency use list and gave it full approval for people 16 years of age and older in the United States.
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