James Charles thinks he may have already contracted and overcome coronavirus after he fell ill towards the beginning of 2020.

The YouTuber publicly responded to a tweet that suggested COVID-19 may have been circulating in the United States for several months. The tweet suggests that the virus could have been undetected for a long time before citizens were officially tested for it.

“This isn’t a conspiracy tweet but I really think COVID-19 has been here in America for awhile. Do you guys remember how sick everyone was during the holidays/early January? And how everyone was saying they had the “flu” and the flu shot “didn’t work”?” it read.

James responded: “Remember at New Years when I was literally sick for a month and a half straight? I’ve never been that sick for that long. All of the symptoms I was dealing with match those of COVID-19. I’m convinced that I already had Corona and beat it…”

Remember at New Years when I was literally sick for a month and a half straight? I’ve never been that sick for that long. All of the symptoms I was dealing with match those of COVID-19. I’m convinced that I already had Corona and beat it… 😖 This whole thing is so scary. https://t.co/kx6cIpejr3

— James Charles (@jamescharles) March 17, 2020

It’s possible that the 20-year-old did have the virus, but it’s also possible that he contracted a form of seasonal flu. 

“The symptoms for COVID-19 match up perfectly with almost every other flu or cold virus. you most likely did not have covid-19 since it was mainly localized in china until just recently. flus do get that bad tho, im glad ur feeling better from that!” one fan wrote.

the symptoms for COVID-19 match up perfectly with almost every other flu or cold virus. you most likely did not have covid-19 since it was mainly localized in china until just recently. flus do get that bad tho, im glad ur feeling better from that!

— friendly beti (@juscallmeshaz) March 17, 2020

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The couple have donated $1 million to be split between Feeding America and Food Banks Canada to help ease the burden on people struggling to feed their families.

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