Eco-activist Greta Thunberg said that in Sweden you can’t check for COVID-19 unless you need emergency medical care.
Swedish eco-activist Greta Thunberg, after a trip to Europe, felt unwell and suspected a coronavirus. She wrote about this in her Instagram.
“The last two weeks I stayed at home. Having returned from a trip to Central Europe, I isolated myself (in a strange apartment from my mother and sister), since the number of cases of COVID-19 (for example, in Germany) was similar to Italy at first. About ten days ago “I had some symptoms, just like my father, who came with me from Brussels. I felt tired, trembling, sore throat and coughing. My father had the same symptoms, but much more severe and with fever.” – said Thunberg.
She said that in Sweden you cannot check for COVID-19 unless you need emergency medical care.
“Everyone who feels bad is told to stay home and isolate themselves. Therefore, I did not pass the COVID-19 test, but it is very likely that I had it, given the combined symptoms and circumstances,” she added.
Now the eco-activist is doing well. According to her, the probable coronavirus went through her usually easier colds.
“And this makes it much more dangerous. Many (especially young people) may not notice any symptoms or very mild symptoms at all. Then they don’t know that they have a virus and can pass it on to people at risk,” said Tunberg .
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The last two weeks I’ve stayed inside. When I returned from my trip around Central Europe I isolated myself (in a borrowed apartment away from my mother and sister) since the number of cases of COVID-19 (in Germany for instance) were similar to Italy in the beginning. Around ten days ago I started feeling some symptoms, exactly the same time as my father – who traveled with me from Brussels. I was feeling tired, had shivers, a sore throat and coughed. My dad experienced the same symptoms, but much more intense and with 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. 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. Now I’ve basically recovered, but – AND THIS IS THE BOTTOM LINE: I almost didn’t feel ill. My last cold was much worse than this! Had it not been for someone else having the virus simultainously I might not even have suspected anything. Then I would just have thought I was feeling unusually tired with a bit of a cough. And this it what makes it so much more dangerous. Many (especially young people) might not notice any symptoms at all, or very mild symptoms. Then they don’t know they have the virus and can pass it on to people in risk groups. 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. And remember to always take care of each other and help those in need. #COVID #flattenthecurve
An outbreak of coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in Chinese province of Hubei. March 11, the World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic. According to American Johns Hopkins University, on March 24, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 400 thousand, of which 18 246 died, more than 106 thousand recovered. In Sweden, 2,286 infections were recorded, 36 of which were fatal.
Greta Tunberg became famous as the founder of the School Climate Strike. As part of a perpetual action, Thunberg urged students and schoolchildren to rally on Fridays instead of studying.