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I Got COVID 19

Crizant Lai
2 min readMar 23, 2022

My family and I just recovered from COVID, here are the story:

A few weeks before, my father took the first dose of CoronaVac, which is an inactivated virus COVID-19 vaccine developed in China. On that night he felt cold and started to cough the day after. We thought these were the side effects of the vaccine so we didn’t pay much attention to them.


3 days after my father’s vaccination, I suddenly can’t taste salt. I cooked an IndoMie, which is one of my favourite instant noodles. It tasted differently, I felt sad. (Btw I’ve seen someone on Youtube who cooked IndoMie as a noodle soup, but that was definitely WRONG!)

IndoMie. Very tasty when you cook it correctly.

But I still thought this was normal since I drank a lot of alcohol the night before and I even threw up.


My taste buds were working again. But I felt cold(it was 18°C but I felt like 14°C), and I started to cough and lost my voice. My father went to the hospital that day since he needed to visit there every month regularly, and he did a COVID test there. The result was positive.

DAY 3–5

The symptoms became more intense. I felt dizzy all the time, my muscle felt pain and my throat hurts. My whole family was undergoing home quarantine. Some of my best friends brought us some food and COVID test kits so I did the test. Unsurprisingly, the result was positive.


I felt much better. But something strange happened to my body: I feel hungry and thirsty all the time. I want to eat strong tasted and calorie-rich food all the time. I feel the desire to eat instant noodles, potato chips, cheese, broth etc.

Ironically the tastiness of everything is like 70% before I got COVID. I hope this is not permanent.


For some lucky people like me and my whole family, COVID-19 was “just the flu”; not even the worst flu. If vaccination cannot prevent you from getting COVID and cannot prevent infection to other people once you got it, mandatory vaccination makes no sense. In my opinion, the vaccines are only for people who have weak immunity; since the Omicron variant is not severe to most of us.

Crizant Lai

A JavaScript/Node/Flutter developer who love technical stuffs.