Greta Thunberg warns she likely has coronavirus, asks young people to take it seriously

Greta Thunberg warns she likely has coronavirus, asks young people to take it seriously

Greta Thunberg announced via an Instagram post on Tuesday that she and her father had shown symptoms associated with the novel coronavirus, writing that it was “extremely likely” she contracted the virus. 

Thunberg, who famously travels without planes to engage in her climate activism, quarantined herself for the last two weeks after returning from a trip around Central Europe, according to her post. She began feeling symptoms “around ten days ago.” Her father, who also experienced similar symptoms, found his symptoms to be much more acute.  

In Sweden, where Thunberg lives, testing for COVID-19, the official term for the disease caused by the coronavirus, is prioritized for hospitalized patients and those who work in healthcare or elderly care, according to the Public Health Agency of Sweden. The Public Health Agency of Sweden says that anyone ill with flu or cold symptoms should stay at home, and that this group will not be prioritized for testing. Consequently, Thunberg was not tested.  Read more…

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