Famous people affected by Covid

Emma Castaneda, Editor

In our life, we have all gotten sick a couple of times, whether it be a common cold, a stomach ache, or another sickness. Although there are a lot of sicknesses, the one that is affecting and killing a lot of people in the year 2020 is the Coronavirus, also known as Covid-19. This is a worldwide virus that is affecting millions of people. As of right now, there is an estimate of 230,000 deaths just in the United States, and globally there are around 1,140,000 deaths. There are people who are affected and survive Covid, and there are also those lucky people who have not gotten it at all. This virus is not just affecting everyday civilians, but also a lot of famous people as well. Covid-19 doesn’t just affect the sick, or people with health conditions, but also affects some of the healthiest people. 

One of the people that many of you know for his acting career, his health, and his muscles, is none other than Dwayne Johnson, also known as The Rock! Yes, unfortunately,  he and his family were affected by Covid. He is in his late 40s, his wife Lauren Hashian, 35, and their daughters Jasmine, 4, and Tiana, 2, were all affected. Luckily, none of them died and they are now recuperating. This may be due to the fact that he is a very healthy person, who always exercises and takes care of himself, but no one really knows because Covid affects others differently.

One reason he is healthy and has big muscles is due to the fact that he is a retired pro wrestler. He is also known mainly for his role in “The Fast and Furious” movies, which are action-packed with amazing graphics. When others found out about him getting Covid, it left people in shock due to the fact that he is so healthy that no one ever thought that he would ever catch this virus. This was a wake-up call for a lot of his fans and just people in general because if a person like him, who is super healthy, caught it, then anyone can catch it. Although it did not kill him, maybe due to his health, if you had someone around him with health conditions, that person may have had a different experience.

This virus has killed many famous people. One person who was killed was known for his amazing cooking skills and techniques – Floyd Cardoz. He died on March 25, 2020, at the age of 59. He was a very kind man who cooked Indian cuisine. Before he opened Tabla, he worked in a restaurant called Lespinasse in New York. Sadly, his restaurant Tabla closed shortly after he made an appearance in “Top Chef Master”, a show with many talented cooks that compete against each other.  He died next to his wife, Barkha, his mom, Beryl, and his two sons, Justin and Peter. A lot of his fans were devastated by the news of his death. He was an amazing chef that will be remembered for many years to come.


This virus affects millions of people around the world and they are all affected differently. Some may just get some symptoms, others may get no symptoms, and others may die due to this virus. This virus is a very serious thing that everyone should be careful about. So, follow all of the precautions like washing your hands, wearing a mask, going out only once every week, and not getting together with other people unless it is an emergency. Just remember that it affects everyone who gets it, even famous people, so be careful and stay safe!