I had Covid – Views from an 11 year old

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I looked down and saw two red lines on the RAT test. I had COVID-19.

My body filled up with worry and distraught, knowing that I would have to isolate for 10 days. 

The first thing that I was worried about was missing out on things. Just imagine having everything that you have worked for being taken away from you just because you tested positive for a virus.  You miss out on seeing your friends, going to school, doing your sporting activities, school competitions, and the ability to leave the house. These things are all taken away from you for 10 days.
And I was right in the middle of it, to experience it for myself.

My name is Milli. I am 11 years old and live in Tauranga. I was one of the many people who tested positive for COVID-19 in New Zealand over the last month.

The two red lines that I mentioned above, show up on a Rapid Antigen Test to indicate that you have tested positive for Coronavirus. One red line means that you are negative. Having to isolate with your family for 10, long excruciating days, was a mission. And it was a mission that I am proud to say that I achieved. 

Having Covid, is not only headaches, sore throat, fevers, and tiredness, it is mentally hard. The feeling of being overwhelmed by the situation that you have been put in is common. I felt anxious about missing school and at times I felt like I had no clue what I was doing. 

One of the hardest things that happened while my family and I were isolating was not being able to see my friends. You come to realize how much you need something when you lose it. I definitely found this out as I experienced isolation. Something as simple as hugs. Even though you must be thinking, it’s only 10 days that you can’t hug someone. But let me tell you that throughout those 10 days, I needed a good hug every so often. 

Even though isolation was hard, I at least tried to make it better. I facetimed with friends every afternoon where they would tell me all about what was happening at school, binged watching almost every show on Netflix, and learnt how to communicate with my cat. I also had the support of my family. They comforted me all of the way through, by caring for me when I was sick, making me laugh, and somehow made it through with me.

Another thing that helped me make it through was looking at things from a different perspective, we live in a safe country, with great leaders. I know that some other kids my age living elsewhere in the world don’t have the privileges that I do.

If you end up getting Covid, just remember that you are not alone, and that you will get out of it sometime.

I heard a quote that says, β€œThe right thing to do and the hard thing to do are often the same”. I agree with this.

Just know that by isolating, you are doing the right thing and, even though it is hard, you will make it through.

Have you had Covid or have had to isolate? Let us know how things went in the comments below.

If you are felling worried make sure that you talk to your parents or an adult.

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Miss Forster
Miss Forster
2 months ago

Great write up, timely for some of my class to hear.

Diane
Diane
2 months ago

Thanks for sharing Milli. A great read of your experience with COVID.

Lisa and Addi
Lisa and Addi
2 months ago

Hope you are feeling better now Milli! Addi has missed you while you’ve been in isolation!

spencer
spencer
2 months ago

i have been in isolation

joel
joel
2 months ago

that was good to hear in these time’s

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2 months ago

thank you for the information πŸ™‚

Room 11
Room 11
2 months ago

You are right Milli. You did a very good job of writing that. We can learn from what you went through.

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2 months ago

that is a cool peace of writing.

Shelley
Shelley
2 months ago

Well writtten Milli. Was nice to read this from a childs perspective.
Virtual hugs for you.

Stepan Yashin
Stepan Yashin
2 months ago

Wow, You’re strong! U SURVIVED!

Defend aotearoa, more vaccinations = FREEDOM!

Jess
Jess
2 months ago

I have had to isolate

meme guyhoiyaaaaaaaaaaa
meme guyhoiyaaaaaaaaaaa
2 months ago

i agree

xyzinthe
xyzinthe
2 months ago

that so sad!!!!!

DErek
DErek
2 months ago

Great write up, timely for some of my class to hear.

Izzie Carnahan
Izzie Carnahan
2 months ago

That’s not pleasant

grougu
grougu
2 months ago

i isolated too

Miss Forster
Miss Forster
2 months ago

I love kiwi kids news!

kool
kool
2 months ago

koolο»Ώ

my name is my name! DO NOT STEAL
my name is my name! DO NOT STEAL
2 months ago

I am isolating right nowο»Ώ

icras
icras
2 months ago

wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is sad

Eila mei
Eila mei
2 months ago

I had to go into iso bc my mum had a”positive”RATs test. but turns out it was actually a fake positive it was horrible i missed my friends so much.7 days into iso we found out it was a false positive!

louis
louis
2 months ago

Wow How many in your family?

SONIC GAMER!!!
SONIC GAMER!!!
2 months ago

This is was a great article and good job to brave Milli

Ethan
Ethan
2 months ago

i will be careful from now on

jo mani
jo mani
2 months ago

cool

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 months ago

Wow that would be hard. I can’t believe a 11 yr old actually wrote this. Good job on getting rid of it

Evie Malone
Evie Malone
2 months ago

woah.
I love these views! why should people have to miss out just because they got some virus that’s eventually gonna catch us all?

SSUNDEE
SSUNDEE
2 months ago

I have omicron, but the RAT says……… i’m negitive ’cause it’s not in my nose, but my neck. maby thats why the RAT can’t detect it by the way, my real name is Howard.

Last edited 2 months ago by SSUNDEE
howard liu
howard liu
2 months ago

i have onicron.

Sachafoster2011@yahoo.com
2 months ago

I was in isolation.

The Snake
The Snake
2 months ago

I know, right? Isolating is hard.

rubbyca
rubbyca
2 months ago

I had coronavirus as well

CHARLOLLI
CHARLOLLI
2 months ago

I have been in isolation as well, i know what it feels like Milli, we need to get through this together 😊

Last edited 2 months ago by CHARLOLLI
Ella
Ella
2 months ago

COVID sucks

Jono wang
Jono wang
2 months ago

I agree πŸ˜‘ πŸ™‚

ASTERIX and OBELIX
ASTERIX and OBELIX
2 months ago

I just survived isolation now

MynameisRyan
MynameisRyan
2 months ago

Thanks for sharing the information

lilly
lilly
2 months ago

My step father is close contact but he is neagative so that is good

person
person
2 months ago

That’s so cool and understandable.

tech dude nz
tech dude nz
2 months ago

Get well milli

dxf
dxf
2 months ago

i had covid too

Jedd
Jedd
2 months ago

I was in isolation

Av@
2 months ago

Good JOb Milli glad ur back at school!!!!

NeViL
NeViL
2 months ago

yaaaas queen milsy!!!

IM COOL
IM COOL
2 months ago

This is a great story

Iva
Iva
2 months ago

so sad

CJNIC
CJNIC
2 months ago

Lol, u got me and my friends laughing. How did u learn to communicate with ur cat? I couldn’t be able to bing watch every show on Netflix even if I was in isolation! Good job with the isolation!

Snipperwolf
Snipperwolf
2 months ago

I feel sorry for you Milli. Battle ur Covid! I hope u get better.

Ellie Wang from BBPS
Ellie Wang from BBPS
2 months ago

This is great. It reminds me of the time I had COVID symptoms. I remember feeling so anxious in the 15 minutes waiting for the results.

Archie
Archie
2 months ago

I was isolating yesterday and the 9 days before that but i didn’t have covid 19 my dad did and i wasn’t allowed to do anything at all but i still could google meet with my class and be with my family

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