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Violet Affleck Reveals Post-Viral Condition From 2019 During Rare Appearance

Violet Affleck Reveals Post-Viral Condition From 2019 During Rare Appearance

Violet Affleck is taking a stand and speaking out as a voting member of the public in Los Angeles.

The 18-year-old college student, who is the daughter of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, made a rare public appearance on Tuesday at a meeting of the LA County Board of Supervisors.

During the public comments section, Violet advocated for the expansion of mask availability and other important measures to maintain public safety. Wearing a protective face mask herself, she also shared her own experience with the long-term aftereffects of contracting a viral infection.

“I contracted a post-viral condition in 2019,” Violet revealed. “I’m OK now, but I saw firsthand that medicine does not always have answers to the consequences of even minor viruses. The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown that into sharper relief.”

According to the Mayo Clinic, a post-viral condition occurs following a viral infection and is characterized by fatigue, lethargy, memory loss, inability to focus, and exhaustion, which can last for months following the initial infection.

“One in 10 infections leads to long COVID, which is a devastating neurological and cardiovascular illness that can take away people’s ability to work, see, move, and even think,” Violet shared during the board meeting. She explained that this affliction has hit vulnerable communities the hardest across the country.

“To confront the long COVID crisis, I demand mask availability, air filtration, and far-UVC lights in government facilities, including jails and detention centers,” she stated. “We also need mask mandates in county medical facilities.”

“We must expand the availability of free tests and treatment. Most importantly, the county must oppose mask bans for any reason,” Violet declared, speaking quickly to fit her message within the allotted minute-long timeframe. “Mask bans do not keep us safer; they make vulnerable members of our community less safe and make everyone less able to participate in Los Angeles together. Thank you.”

Violet is the eldest of Affleck and Garner’s three children, followed by her 15-year-old sister Seraphina and 12-year-old brother Samuel. Her famous parents split in 2015 after 10 years of marriage and finalized their divorce in 2018.

In November, Garner shared insights from her parenting journey during an interview. “My kids have taught me so much,” Garner said, laughing. “Right now? Humility. They’re on a real path for teaching me humility.”

She added that being a mom to three teenagers is challenging, saying, “My house is full of teens, and that is hard work.”

Source: Entertainment Tonight