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How I got COVID.

Laura
It's a real mystery. Plus Raiza Licea defying the laws of hygiene.
Show transcript
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Yeah.
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Hello everyone and welcome to Laura's Corner.
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I am Laura and this is my corner in today's episode.
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We'll be talking about the time that I embarrassed myself
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and lost a huge opportunity due to getting COVID.
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Wow, that sucks.
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Our special guest for today is incredible actress and great
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friend.
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I will ask her if she ever lost a big opportunity due to getting
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sick or maybe her mom tricked her into doing some weird magic
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like mine did more on that later.
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But first a very important ps A warning in this video, I talk
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about my own personal experience with COVID.
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I acknowledge that COVID is very serious and I'm in no way making
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fun of it.
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That being said, I like to laugh at my own pain.
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If you think this video will offend you, please go watch another
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video.
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Maybe if cats playing or something and if cats offend you then
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watch dogs.
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Thank you.
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Go on to my story.
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Follow me, it all started with a job opportunity from a big
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company that wanted me to start in one of their social media
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campaigns.
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And when I say big, I mean, wish upon a star kind of big if you
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know what I mean?
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2.5 weeks before the shoot, I have to go to Miami for a friend's
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wedding but because it was still March of 2021 L A was shut down
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Miami.
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We didn't know the extent of the wretchedness that would ensue
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when we get to the wedding.
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No one was wearing masks.
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Not even the who you think they would try to protect them?
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No, no, no.
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They were the worst ones.
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They were.
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How we say Venezuela.
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I told my man, listen, we need to be extra careful, keep our
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masks on because like, I'm not trying to ruin my job opportunity
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for this wedding.
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He's like, yeah, no.
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And I got asthma.
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I'm like, OK, great.
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Two minutes later, this man is without his mask on talking
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to someone at the bar.
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Why?
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That was mistake number one aside from coming to Miami during
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spring break after dancing and eating and socializing with
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everyone and their mothers with less than one inch apart from
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each other.
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We fly back to L A with an airlines that rhymes with fear.
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It, that was our second mistake.
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People were yelling at each other for not keeping their masks
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on.
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Someone was playing music loud as hell and it smelled like
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fun.
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No, no, no, no, no.
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When we get to L A on Monday, my manager calls me and tells me
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that he got the company to pay me double.
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That's what's up.
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The next day.
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My man tests positive for COVID after having a terrible headache
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The night before I start coughing a day later, the day that
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I test positive for COVID, the company calls me and tells me
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how excited they are to work with me.
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I'm like, yeah.
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Wow.
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I'm so excited too.
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Completely.
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Omitting the fact that I have COVID.
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I call my mom because mama always knows what to do or so I thought
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as soon as I finish complaining to my mom about how scared I
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am and how I'm about to lose this opportunity.
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She says, very cryptically, Laura, are you willing to do anything
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it takes to get rid of it?
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And I say good thing.
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Go I know of a healer in Venezuela that can heal you, but you
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must trust him.
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And most importantly, you have to do everything he says.
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You will get instructions in the morning and then she hangs
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up the next day.
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I'm trying to figure out how to tell my man that he needs to do
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everything I say because the magic man in Venezuela is gonna
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heal us from COVID.
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Like how do you tell that to your smart, logical science believing
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boyfriend without sounding like a loca?
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You don't, you sound like a loca a few hours later, my mom delivers
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his instructions that he calls el protocol protocol, numero
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uno clean the entire house, including the laundry.
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That's easy to tell my man because I already love cleaning
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Protocol.
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Number two, take a shower and most importantly, clean your
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nostrils with soap.
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I'm gonna have to take a shower with him.
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And lastly protocol number three, inhale eucalyptus steam
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with a towel over your head.
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I had no idea how I was gonna get him to do that one.
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I gathered all my courage and I went up to my man and I said, there's
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a magical man that lives in Venezuela who's gonna heal us from
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COVID with a sacred ritual.
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If we follow all of his protocol and give him $20 after, let
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me know when you're ready.
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And he said, listen, I am a man of science, not magic.
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So I'm gonna pass.
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I was pissed.
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How dare he not follow El Protocol.
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How dare he say, I believe in science.
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Who cares about science?
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I am desperate.
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I am sick and there is a man in Venezuela who is willing to heal
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me if I was my nostrils.
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I told him, OK, I wanna listen.
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Um If you're not gonna do El Protocol, I need you to go inside
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the room and stay there for two weeks because I'm not trying
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to get COVID from you.
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And I was like, if you follow the man's magical ritual, I can
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hug you right here right now forever.
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And that's it.
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That's all it took.
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We do protocol number 12 and three.
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I slept at ease that night knowing that I will be COVID free
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in two days.
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Nope, I still had COVID two days later.
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My mom was like ECI Laura Protocol.
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It's now four days before my shoot, I call my doctor.
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I don't have symptoms.
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It's been a week and a half.
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Why am I still testing positive?
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You just had COVID?
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You're gonna test positive for the next six weeks.
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But they can give me a doctor's note that says I'm no longer
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contagious and that I can resume work.
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I cave and I call the producer, I call them and I tell them that
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I had COVID recently, but I'm no longer contagious.
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Oh, about how long ago did you have COVID?
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Um like two weeks now, you know, you had COVID and you didn't
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say anything.
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Yes.
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But there was a magic man in Venezuela that was supposed to
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heal me if I followed his protocol.
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But then it didn't work and he said that I would test negative
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but it didn't happen.
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And then my mom got upset at me and then my boyfriend got upset
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at me.
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And anyways, I have a doctor's note.
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It says I'm no longer contagious and then I can go back to work
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They said that had, I told them earlier, they could have probably
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helped me and worked with me.
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I lost my big opportunity.
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I was devastated.
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My man kept trying to console me telling me that everything
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happens for a reason.
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So we decided to go to Santa Barbara the week of the shoot, which
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happened to be on our five year anniversary.
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And there he propose to me.
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Ladies and gentlemen.
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That's right.
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I'm gonna get married anyway.
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I may have embarrassed myself in front of this big company
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but at least I am healthy and I am engaged to a man that puts
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up with my crazy God bless him.
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Seriously, let's meet our guests and see if anything similar
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happened to her.
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Probably not because this shit only happens to me.
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Let's go.
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Today's guest is a boss ass bad ass actress and founder of Spanish
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He presents show and podcast.
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Please welcome Rise.
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He oh, come in.
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Ok, let's go.
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Ok.
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Oh, you got.
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No, no, no shoes.
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No, no shoes on the couch.
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Hey mom.
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Yes.
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Thanks for having me.
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Yes.
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Please take a seat on my love couch.
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She's so nice and soft.
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I know like me.
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So in this episode, I talk about COVID.
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Have you ever lost a big opportunity due to getting sick?
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Not, no, I don't really get sick.
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You don't?
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I don't.
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Damn.
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I get sick like once a year.
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Like a good one.
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Chemi chemi shakes me up.
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What kind of sick person are you?
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It's really funny.
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What kind of person are you when you get sick?
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I get really bitchy and whiny when I get sick.
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I just wanna be cuddled.
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I want my man to take care of me.
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I want my mom to, to give me food like I, I become a child.
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You are 100% Cuban.
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Yes, I'm sure your mom had some interesting cameos for you
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growing up.
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Mom AUA Latia Bobby.
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So today we're gonna play a game.
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Ok.
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Are you ready?
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Yeah, let's play a game.
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Today's game is called Remedios de Ma ma that may or may not
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work, but we never question that.
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I'm gonna give you a list of cures and you're gonna match them
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to the illnesses.
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But first you're going to try them string, wet a piece of string
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with saliva and put on forehead.
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Count backwards from 10 until cured.
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Here you go.
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Piece of string.
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Oh my God.
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I thought you ate it.
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321.
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What do you think it's for?
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I feel like anxiety because you're counting stuff, potato
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place, potato slices directly on skin, wrap in aluminum foil
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to hold in place.
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This one I literally have not heard of.
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What do you think this is used for the fever?
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We're gonna, you can't, you're not gonna know right now, ok
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Do you want me to take it off or do you wanna leave it on?
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No, it's f next cure.
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Next cure sour cream.
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Ok?
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Now you're really gonna bake me, bitch.
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You got some chives in the next thing.
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How does that feel?
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Feels good?
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You got a blow on it last cure tomato.
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Cover the bottom of your feet with tomato slices and cover
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with socks to hold them place.
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Oh, my gosh.
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Ok.
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Cute, cute pedicure.
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Oh, my gosh.
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Wiki feet.
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Well, I only have no w no, well, the last one is cough.
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I don't know how that would make sense.
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How about you?
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Move some of them around?
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Ok.
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Wait, no, I said sour cream for sunburn.
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I don't know.
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This feels like you gotta be doing Brujeria to get rid of the
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monks.
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Some I guess.
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I don't know.
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Blood comes out of your nose.
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Tomatoes are red.
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Ok?
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You got most of them wrong.
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Ok.
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Wonderful.
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Thank you so much for playing at the end of Lara's corner.
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Um, we have a little tradition.
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Ok.
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And um, I'm gonna give you an instrument El hue to SRO.
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Hi Mira.
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Today we played a really cool game with my friend.
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She let me put potatoes on her head.
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That's really cool.
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She's ride or die.
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Her name is Riza.
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She's here today.
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We played a game so much fun all day.
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And then my mom called me to say to follow protocol.
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I said no way my man believes me.
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No, he doesn't.
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He wants to marry me the show.
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Wow, the end didn't rhyme.
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But that's ok.
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Honestly, as long as you had my name in it, I'm good.
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Got it.