A PREGNANT woman who was a "Covid denier" has admitted coronavirus is "real" after she struggled breathe after testing positive.
Tori Howell, 28, from Glocs., who is 22 weeks pregnant, developed symptoms on Sunday evening and it was confirmed as Covid on Wednesday.
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Now she says she wants to take back everything and has warned people to stay home.
She said: "I used to listen to every conspiracy theory and believed everything against the reality of what I know now.
"I had been poorly since Sunday and lost my sense of taste and smell.
"It started with a cold and headache and then sickness. Now I am really breathless. I am on steroids and antibiotics as I am asthmatic anyway."
Tori has not been admitted to hospital, but is in close contact with her doctor.
She said that despite her illness her unborn baby seems to be doing well.
Tori said: "I read so many things online about the virus and I honestly thought it was a load of rubbish as for months I did not know anyone with it.
“On Monday I thought to myself that this cold was not normal. Sounds crazy but it tastes different.
“I took a test to be on the safe side and I was not expecting it to come back positive.
“This virus is real. I take back all I ever said before.
“My message to people is to please stay home. The NHS has been brilliant but I would not wish this on anyone.”
It comes as a total of 3,911,573 have now tested positive for the bug in the UK since the start of the pandemic while 111,264 have lost their lives.
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