'I thought I was INVINCIBLE': 25-year-old coronavirus patient admits he had the 'wrong attitude' about killer bug... before it left him struggling to breathe from violent coughing fits in hospital

A 25-year-old coronavirus patient has warned young people not to underestimate the virus after admitting he had 'completely the wrong attitude'. 
Calum Wishart from Paisley suffered violent coughing fits, breathing trouble and was left struggling to move in his hospital bed.
He has now recovered from 'the most horrendous experience' which saw him spend a week at Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary and has urged others to remain at home to avoid the infection. 
25 year old describes the shocking reality of battling coronavirus
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Calum Wishart said he underestimated coronavirus
He said he had 'completely the wrong attitude'
Calum Wishart, 25, has urged young people not to underestimate coronavirus after enduring a torrid week
He told BBC Breakfast: '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.'
His sister, Rachel said: 'Young people think they're invincible, they think that it'll just be a cold or a 24-hour bug.
He has now recovered from his horrific week-long ordeal at Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary and has urged others to remain at home
He has now recovered from his horrific week-long ordeal at Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary and has urged others to remain at home
'People need to listen, they need to take this seriously.'
Calum's situation deteriorated to the point that he required oxygen and he lost freedom of movement.
Now recovered, he is hoping his experience will encourage others to heed official advice. 
His warning comes after many young people defied Government orders to remain inside, and have been pictured sunbathing and playing football in the park this Bank Holiday weekend.
Speaking after his recovery, Calum said staying at home was 'infinitely better' than contracting the killer virus
Speaking after his recovery, Calum said staying at home was 'infinitely better' than contracting the killer virus
Calum said being stuck at home is 'infinitely better' than contracting the virus, that left him with bouts of vomiting and diarrhoea.
The customer service adviser said: 'I feel like I was seeing a lot of people take too many unnecessary risks and going out when it's not absolutely essential.
'I want to try and help as many people as I can and crucially help the hospital staff, as they are going to struggle badly to have the resources to cope if loads of people get this.' 
'I thought I was INVINCIBLE': 25-year-old coronavirus patient admits he had the 'wrong attitude' about killer bug... before it left him struggling to breathe from violent coughing fits in hospital 'I thought I was INVINCIBLE': 25-year-old coronavirus patient admits he had the 'wrong attitude' about killer bug... before it left him struggling to breathe from violent coughing fits in hospital Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 01:22 Rating: 5

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