IGNITED: Bassist Sama Benedet an Covid-19 erkrankt!
Die brasilianischen Heavy Metaller berichen, dass ihr Bassist Sama Benedet an Covid-19 erkrankt ist.
Sama erzählt von seiner Erfahrung bei der Arbeit mit der lokalen Regierung in der Heimatstadt und wie er sich infizierte, als ein "Bombenzyklon* " mit 120 km/h über den Bundesstaat hinwegfegte:
"Unfortunately I was infected by Covid-19, despite taking all the precautions and working since March 10th on the front lines with the acquisition of supplies and services to fight the virus in our city, Balneário Camboriú. Fortunately I believe I beat the "invader", but it wasn’t easy. Along with being isolated from the family, I ran out of of water and electricity in the first week of isolation due to the cyclone bomb that hit our state. I had unpleasant symptoms and the feeling that the moment is unique, singular, and that we mean nothing, that our art, our music is left in the shadows in a country where the current government rejects the cultural evolution built over centuries.
After almost 90 days of being exposed, as I was unable to quarantine myself due to my work I had the unfortunate contact with Covid-19. Initially I felt tired and lost taste and smell. I immediately went to the hospital and checked in with my doctor. We started drug treatment along with isolation and hydration. It was hard! I had fever every night, shortness of breath, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. After the second week I started to feel better. I lost some weight, which was not all that bad! (laughs), but I don't wish this thing for anyone. I even thought I was going to die when some close people started being hospitalized and some didn't survive."
Die Band ergänzt:
"We were very worried when we heard that Sama had been infected and we kept annoying him all day to see if he was okay, asking every two hours how he was feeling. Unfortunately we are living in a shitty time, with shitty leaders in several countries, who share misinformation and act in a presumptuous and arrogant way while dealing with matters they barely understand. It's a violation of knowledge."
Wir wünschen Sama alles Gute und weiterhin eine gute Genesung!
* Die von Sama Benedet erwähnte "Zyklonbombe" ereignete sich am 30. Juni. Sie tötete zwölf Menschen und ließ fast 2 Millionen Verbraucher ohne Strom.
Fotocredits: Catia Weber