January 19, 2021

‘I thought because I was young it wouldn’t affect me’

A Paisley man who is recovering from coronavirus has called on young people not to underestimate the impact the virus can have.

Calum Wishart said when news of the pandemic first broke his “naive arrogance” led him to believe he would be OK because he is only 25-years-old.

But within days of the lockdown Mr Wishart started displaying symptoms of the virus and was hospitalised.

He described it as “the most horrendous experience”.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast, he said: “I had the completely wrong attitude.

“I would not say I was hugging strangers or anything like that, I think I just underestimated the real impact of it.

“I had the perspective that because I was young it would not affect me, that it would be like a kind of flu.”

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