A Waco, Texas family almost died over the weekend after they were unable to detect a house fire after losing their sense of smell to Covid-19.
Fortunately, one member of the family did not have the virus, and she was able to smell the smoke, according to a local news channel WESH2 report.
17-year-old Bianca Rivera was able to safely evacuate her family after she noticed the smell of smoke at 2:00 am.
“I don’t really count myself as a hero,” Rivera said. “I just did what anyone else would do for their own family. I just wanted to get everyone out safe and alive.”
“I started smelling burnt plastic. That’s when I got more alert and I ran outside of my room, I couldn’t even pass the hallway because it was filled with so much smoke,” she continued.
“Honestly it was just me protecting my family and getting them to (safety). It didn’t matter to me if I was going to get hurt or I was going to get burned as long as I got them out safe and sound.”
After safely evacuating her family, Rivera went back into the smoke-filled house to save the family pets.
The Waco Fire Department stressed the importance of having functioning smoke detectors in a tweet released after the house fire.
“This family is lucky to be alive,” the fire department said.
Loss of smell is one of the most common and defining symptoms of coronavirus. 86% of mild coronavirus cases experience this symptom. It can take months for a person’s sense of smell to come back.
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Doesn’t the “regular” flu, and the “common cold” have the same effect on the sense of smell ?
Strange how EVERYTHING is ONLY “covid 19” , and the seasonal flu and colds have seemed to disappear, and not reported. Must be THOSE “viruses” are scared of the “covid” and are hiding,
You don’t rely on your senses in a structure Fire.
Rely on smoke alarms.
A Fire Service Veteran Over 34 Years. And still on the Job.
I know this teenager, Bianca Rivera, doesn’t believe she is a hero, but she did what she needed to do, to help her family survive this house fire. I was glad to read that she got all of her family & her family’s pets out safely & wasn’t hurt in the process. God bless her.
One cause of loss of the sense of smell (and taste) is zinc deficiency. Zinc deficiency makes people more susceptible to viral infections. Zinc is the essential part of the SARS-CoV-2 treatment using hydroxychloroquine and and antibiotic like azithromycin that large numbers of physicians used worldwide to successfully treat SARS-CoV-2 before Fauci engineered it’s suppression and virtual ban in the USA, because the HCQ carries the zinc into the cell where it inhibits the replication of viruses. Does anyone see some connections here?
P.S. Good food sources are the traditional oysters, as well as red meat. Good to decent forms of zinc supplements are zinc gluconate, zinc citrate, zinc orotate, zinc aspartate, zinc asporotate. Zinc oxide is the cheapest form commonly found in supplements but it requires a lot of stomach acid to absorb it, so most people deficient in zinc will get little benefit from zinc oxide.
Bravo for her/him. And, let it be known who started the Covid-19 research, who helped finance it, and who helped cover up the initial outbreak which put us all at risk. Think China, our Number One outside enemy. Naturally, Number One internally is the Fake News Media with their lies and deceit. Meanwhile Congress, the lazy bunch of Cretans, allowed Big Tech, and Fake News, to create, and operate, a gigantic Monopoly, which is against the law.