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The Rock Got COVID Because 2020 Wasn’t Bad Enough

Man, 2020 is just determined to be the worst. Basically, everything bad that could happen has, and just wait until we get to November, I can assure you things are not going to get any better.

As if to illustrate how bad 2020 is, The Rock got COVID.

In his Instagram video, Johnson explains how he, his wife and his children all got COVID from a family friend and he says it was the worst thing that ever happened to him. He does not sound great, does he?

Now, he does say that he has come out the other side: he and his family have recovered and are no longer contagious.

But here’s the thing: we don’t know the long-term effects of COVID yet, but it does seem like there are long-term effects.

I’m going to get into some conjecture, so I’m going to preface this by saying we just don’t know what’s going on here. I’m not a doctor or a virologist, I am, to steal a quote from Jimmy Dore, a jagoff comic.

Michael Ojo died of a heart attack at 27 years old. Ojo played college basketball at Florida State and afternoon not being drafted by the NBA he went to play ball in Europe, eventually signing with Red Star Belgrade. The man was a professional athlete and just collapsed and died of a heart attack while he was working out. Doesn’t that seem kind of strange? Ojo had also recovered from COVID.

Now, does this mean that Ojo died because of damage to his heart caused by COVID? No, we don’t know that was the cause, so saying they’re related is just speculation. But just Monday Scientific American reported that COVID can cause lasting heart problems to people even after they recover.

Now, everyone seems to be affected differently, and let’s just say I hope The Rock doesn’t have any bad side effects here. I love The Rock. He didn’t really take off in the WWF until after I stopped watching it, which was when it was still called the WWF, but I did see his title match with Mick Foley and he’s an entertaining, charismatic guy who seems genuinely nice. Let’s honor that by listening to him and all doing our part to keep everyone safe.

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