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 mentioned she skilled after testing constructive 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. Out of the blue my physique merely revolted.”
She went into isolation and felt extreme signs for 3 weeks, she mentioned.
Dunham mentioned she was handled by a physician in her dwelling and she or he didn’t must be hospitalized, and mentioned she is aware of she is fortunate to have distinctive well being care and versatile work.
She examined damaging after a month and was capable of see folks in her interior circle once more, however mentioned 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 sequence “Ladies” from 2012 to 2017 and is engaged on a movie adaptation of the younger grownup novel, “Catherine, Known as Birdy.”
Dunham mentioned 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 gentle or reasonable signs, resembling fever and cough that clear up in two to a few weeks. For some — particularly older adults and folks with current well being issues — it could actually trigger extra extreme sickness, together with pneumonia, and dying.
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