LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lena Dunham says her physique “revolted” in a debilitating month-long wrestle with COVID-19.
The 34-year-old creator and star of “Ladies” gave an in depth account Friday on Instagram of what she stated she skilled after testing optimistic for the coronavirus in mid-March, simply as a lot of the nation was shutting down due to the pandemic.
“It began with achy joints,” Dunham writes, “then the ache was joined by a crushing fatigue. Then a fever of 102. Abruptly my physique merely revolted.”
She went into isolation and felt extreme signs for 3 weeks, she stated.
Dunham stated she was handled by a health care provider in her residence and she or he didn’t need to be hospitalized, and stated she is aware of she is fortunate to have distinctive well being care and versatile work.
She examined detrimental after a month and was in a position to see folks in her inside circle once more, however stated she is having lingering issues.
Dunham is a local New Yorker, however didn’t say the place she was when she contracted the illness and went into isolation. She was the lead author and star of the HBO collection “Ladies” from 2012 to 2017 and is engaged on a movie adaptation of the younger grownup novel, “Catherine, Referred to as Birdy.”
Dunham stated she was reluctant to inform her story, however felt compelled to after seeing the carelessness with which so many are treating social distancing and mask-wearing.
“Once you take the suitable measures to guard your self and your neighbors,” she writes, “you save them a world of ache.”
For most individuals, the brand new coronavirus causes delicate or reasonable signs, similar to fever and cough that clear up in two to 3 weeks. For some — particularly older adults and folks with current well being issues — it could possibly trigger extra extreme sickness, together with pneumonia, and loss of life.
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