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Tue Mar 24, 2020, 12:20 PM

KIRO 7: Greta Thunberg says it's 'extremely likely' she had COVID-19

Brief entry from KIRO (Seattle, WA) live updates:

Update 11:50 a.m. EDT March 24: Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg said in a post on social media Tuesday that “it’s extremely likely” she had COVID-19.

She said she and her father, who traveled with her on a recent trip from Brussels, started to feel ill around March 14. She said she felt tired and had a sore throat, a cough and the shivers while her dad felt the same more intensely and with the addition of 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” Thunberg said Tuesday in a post on Instagram. “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.”

Thunberg said she has “basically recovered” from her illness but cautioned people to be vigilant.

“I almost didn’t feel ill. 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,” she said.

“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.”


Live updating: https://www.kiro7.com/news/trending/coronavirus-live-updates-total-us-cases-surpass-46000-death-toll-tops-540/C4QILGTBUZFBJIRQX5H42SLDH4/

What a relief Greta suffered no serious complications!

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Reply KIRO 7: Greta Thunberg says it's 'extremely likely' she had COVID-19 (Original post)
Mike 03 Mar 24 OP
CaptYossarian Mar 24 #1
Turin_C3PO Mar 24 #2
CaptYossarian Mar 24 #7
stopdiggin Mar 24 #4
CaptYossarian Mar 24 #8
panader0 Mar 24 #3
defacto7 Mar 24 #5
Midnight Writer Mar 24 #6

Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 12:31 PM

1. Knowing that about Sweden won't help our MFA cause.

The opponents will jump all over that.

I'm glad she's feeling better.

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 12:34 PM

2. Private insurance is available in Sweden

for people who don’t want in to their government system. Pretty much what Democrats here are advocating.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 10:45 PM

7. I detest my insurance company.

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 12:52 PM

4. socialized medicine

(and there are many variations) delivers better results than our own. Doesn't mean they're perfect (or than anyone ever claimed they were).

Oh .. and incidentally, the ACA has saved lives and (on total) has delivered a better health outcome in our country.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/health/obamacare-aca-coverage-cost-history.html

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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 10:46 PM

8. The opponents know that and don't care.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 12:37 PM

3. I'm sure trump will chime in with "Gee, that's too bad" very soon.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 01:49 PM

5. That's only 10 days. She either didn't have it or

she's not over it and she's in the dip where you feel better but could relapse. It's not wise not to be tested and it's not wise to claim the possibility without testing.
Either way, that means Sweden doesn't have proper statstics on the illness.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 24, 2020, 02:49 PM

6. Yes. If it is Covid 19, she is not out of the woods yet. False recovery is a symptom.

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