November 29, 2021

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Sky News’ Inzamam Rashid ‘immobilised and fighting for breath’ in horrifying Covid battle

Sky News reporter Inzamam Rashid has opened up about his terrifying battle with coronavirus.

The journalist said the deadly virus ripped through his family over Christmas and what happened next he ‘wouldn’t wish on his worst enemy’.

Rashid, who believes he has had the virus before, explained how he was left in total agony and gasping for breath within days of testing positive.

As well as the physical trauma, Rashid told his Twitter followers he suffered with ‘horrible’ hallucinations as illness took over that made him feel as though he had ‘no control’ over his mind.

Rashid and his father were eventually both taken to hospital where they were put on oxygen in separate rooms ‘unable to see each other or move a muscle’ – and were even forced to have a conversation about their wills.

Inzamam Rashid has opened up about his terrifying battle with coronavirus

While Rashid went on to make a recovery, his father has been left “crippled” by the virus – with the TV reporter calling the long-term damage “devastating”.

In a thread shared online about his family’s ordeal, Rashid began: “I turn 26 today and after a nightmare month, I can safely say my family and I are the lucky ones.

“I tested positive for COVID-19 on 28th Dec, as did my father and mother. What was to come over the next 2 weeks is something I could never wish on my worst enemy.

“After a couple of days of dizziness and headaches, it became so clear that Coronavirus is no normal flu. I’m adamant I’ve already had it, but this time it was like a big red bus had hit me and then reversed and hit me again and not stop for 14 days.

Inzamam Rashid took to Twitter to share his battle with coronavirus

“My body was in agony, I was sleeping in pools of sweat, I was shivering like I was stood naked in the Antarctic, I was coughing so hard that I’d lose my breath and desperately gasp for some air. But the hardest thing for me was I had no control over my mind.”

Rashid explained how he suffered with “Hallucinations, horrible dreams, head constantly spinning.”

“Physically I was broken, I could accept that – but mentally I had no power over my thoughts and they would consume me day and night,” he shared.


After a week of illness, Rashid collapsed on the bathroom floor and after spending the night in there unable to move was taken to hospital in the morning followed by his father.

“My Dad too, he was in a worse condition I just hadn’t seen him because we were in separate rooms, both unable to move a muscle.”

Rashid and his father were both given oxygen to help with their breathing, “Dad a lot. He’s 61, fit, healthy – but this virus ravaged him.

“He’s left crippled now as a result, the long term damages are devastating. It was touch and go. To the point he had a discussion with me about the will. It broke my heart,” admitted Rashid.

“Somehow, I pulled through and mustered up whatever strength I could to help my father. He was ill for so long, his lungs were absolutely wrecked…how he survived this I’ve got no clue, but he did. And he’s improving. And that is why my family are one of the lucky ones.

“He and my mother (who weirdly had ZERO symptoms) cannot wait to get the vaccine. They’re desperate for it. 2 Pakistani Muslims, who’ve seen the sickening impact this virus has on a family want to get the jab to get on with life,” he shared.

Lecturer Dr Jacquie White demonstrates drawing a solution into a syringe as she trains volunteer vaccinators to be deployed to assist in the national Covid-19 vaccination programme
Rashid said his parents are now desperate to have the Covid vaccine

“I hope this thread can help even one BAME person to ignore the myths, the lies, the idiotic commentary about the vaccines and take it. Because you don’t want this virus, trust me,” Rashid told his followers.

After going public with his story, Rashid was inundated with support.

Fellow Sky News journalist Helen-Ann Smith replied: “Jeeees, what a read!! So glad to hear you guys are on the mend and sending love. And a very happy birthday x.”

Broadcaster Leah Boleto wrote: “A really scary read, but an important one, nonetheless. Sending strength to you and yours.”

Another of Rashid’s follower replied: “Ditto with you but had virus March 2020. Left to own devices, no hospital care at all. It’s like doing a round with Mike Tyson and coming out alive. Youre body takes the punches but survival leaves a damaged mark! Terrified I’ll catch round 2. Don’t think I’d survive it at 58.”

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