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Lena Dunham talks about living through COVID-19—and its aftermath

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We are in a position to now add Lena Dunham to the list of celebrities who can supply up first-hand accounts of what lifestyles with COVID-19 would possibly possibly possibly possibly even be take care of; the Girls creator posted on Instagram this weekend about her experience with the illness, noting that she used to be diagnosed encourage in March, and that “This isn’t take care of passing the flu to your co-worker.”

In her post, Dunham discusses what sounds take care of three extremely substandard weeks of suppose indicators of the illness, writing that, “ my body merely… revolted. The nerves in my toes burned and muscles wouldn’t appear to have their job. I couldn’t sleep but I couldn’t salvage up. I lost my sense of taste and scent. A hacking cough, take care of a metronome keeping time. Incapacity to breathe after uncomplicated tasks take care of getting a pitcher of water. Random red washes. A pounding headache right between my eyes. It felt take care of I used to be a posh machine that had been unplugged after which had my wires rerouted into the execrable inputs.”

Recognize diversified celebs before her (alongside with Bryan Cranston, Tom Hanks, and several others), Dunham wrote that she used to be speaking up about her experiences in expose to heighten the need for folks to voice preventative measures to forestall the coronavirus’ spread:

I’m reluctant to share this, having rewritten and rewritten it anxiously. I don’t desire to unnecessarily add my utter to a noisy landscape on such a traumatic topic, as an unfathomable quantity of folks have lost their lives to COVID-19—a phrase we didn’t even know in January.”

However seeing the carelessness with which so many in the United States are treating social distancing, folks jogging with out masks and events on Instagram, I in actual fact feel compelled to be practically the impact this illness has had on me, in the hopes that non-public experiences enable us to survey the humanity in what can in actual fact feel take care of abstract eventualities.

Dunham says that after roughly 21 days of indicators, she recovered from the initial wave of the illness’s effects, and quickly after tested unfavorable for COVID-19. However she furthermore says that she has hundreds of indicators that haven’t abated in the aftermath of “lively” share of the illness, and identified that scientific doctors are peaceable struggling to take care of the long-term impacts of the illness. “Right here’s the largest deal in our country,” she closes, “And on the planet in an instant. Whenever you happen to voice the appropriate measures to supply protection to your self and your neighbors, you build them a world of difficulty. You build them a traipse that no one deserves to voice, with a million outcomes we don’t but realize, and a million folks with varying resources and ranging ranges of relieve who’re no longer animated for this tidal wave to voice them.”

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