Is Greta Thunberg The Latest Celebrity To Test Positive For Covid-19? No. But Here’s What She Thinks About Her Status.

(Right Country) – Famous teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg posted on Instagram on Tuesday that, while she has not been tested for the Covid-19 virus, she believes it “extremely likely” that she contracted the virus while traveling but that rest assured she has “basically recovered” from it.

The 17-year-old Swedish high school student and her father both showed coronavirus-like symptoms and self-quarantined for two weeks after returning home after traveling abroad.

“The last two weeks I’ve stayed inside. When I returned from my trip around Central Europe I isolated myself (in a borrowed apartment away from my mother and sister) since the number of cases of COVID-19 (in Germany for instance) were similar to Italy in the beginning,” Thunberg explained in an Instagram post.

“Around ten days ago I started feeling some symptoms, exactly the same time as my father – who traveled with me from Brussels. I was feeling tired, had shivers, a sore throat and coughed. My dad experienced the same symptoms, but much more intense and with a fever.”

Thunberg explained that she has not actually been tested, as in Sweden you can only be tested in emergency cases.

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The last two weeks I’ve stayed inside. When I returned from my trip around Central Europe I isolated myself (in a borrowed apartment away from my mother and sister) since the number of cases of COVID-19 (in Germany for instance) were similar to Italy in the beginning. Around ten days ago I started feeling some symptoms, exactly the same time as my father – who traveled with me from Brussels. I was feeling tired, had shivers, a sore throat and coughed. My dad experienced the same symptoms, but much more intense and with a fever. In Sweden you can not test yourself for COVID-19 unless you’re in need of emergent medical treatment. Everyone feeling ill are told to stay at home and isolate themselves. I have therefore not been tested for COVID-19, but it’s extremely likely that I’ve had it, given the combined symptoms and circumstances. Now I’ve basically recovered, but – AND THIS IS THE BOTTOM LINE: I almost didn’t feel ill. My last cold was much worse than this! Had it not been for someone else having the virus simultainously I might not even have suspected anything. Then I would just have thought I was feeling unusually tired with a bit of a cough. And this it what makes it so much more dangerous. Many (especially young people) might not notice any symptoms at all, or very mild symptoms. Then they don’t know they have the virus and can pass it on to people in risk groups. We who don’t belong to a risk group have an enormous responsibility, our actions can be the difference between life and death for many others. Please keep that in mind, follow the advice from experts and your local authorities and #StayAtHome to slow the spread of the virus. And remember to always take care of each other and help those in need. #COVID #flattenthecurve

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She explained that this makes it all the more important to practice social distancing.

“Now I’ve basically recovered, but – AND THIS IS THE BOTTOM LINE: I almost didn’t feel ill,” she added. “My last cold was much worse than this! Had it not been for someone else having the virus simultaneously I might not even have suspected anything. Then I would just have thought I was feeling unusually tired with a bit of a cough.”

Earlier this month, Thunberg, who led last year’s climate strike among high school students, has encouraged her acolytes to focus on online protests rather than large, public demonstrations.

Breitbart notes that “Sweden has seen over 2,286 coronavirus cases and 36 deaths, according to data via John Hopkins University.”

8 COMMENTS

  1. Why is everyone so mean-spirited? If you know anything about this virus-and clearly you don’t, they tell you ( even Trump-who also knows nothing) to not bother testing and self-quarantine if you display symptoms.
    People can have this and be completely w/o symptoms which she and her Dad DID HAVE!
    She did the exact right thing-moved into a space to avoid her mother, and stayed for 2 weeks when her symptoms diasappeared. Duh! Even the Dr Birx, who’s with Trump on podium,. thought she was getting sick and self quarantined. Any responsible person should do the same so they can mend and more important, prevent their loved ones from having it passed onto them. Or just keep partying and engaging and die! NY is now building makeshift morgues in Long Island as the apex of virus will land there they figure in 2-3 weeks. Go Greta and everyone else who does the right thing. It will finally be the means to save us all-since there’s no vaccine in sight

  2. She was just feeling irrelevant. Lots of people have self-quarantined and have not felt the need to tell everyone how smart they are for doing it!

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