The Lack Of Sick Days For US Employees Could Make Coronavirus Accelerate
America’s failure to guarantee paid sick leave for its workers could combine with the coronavirus to pose a serious danger to public health in the coming weeks.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning people to be prepared for major disruptions in their daily lives. That could mean staying home for days if they get sick.
Why having no paid sick leave is a public health risk
There is no federal law guaranteeing paid time off for illness, and paid sick leave is comparatively rare for lower-wage workers. Just 63 percent of people working in service occupations have paid sick leave, versus more than 90 percent of people in management positions, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For people working part-time, just 43 percent can get sick leave from their employer.
And for people working those lower-wage jobs, it’s not easy for them to skip work if they’re not getting paid, even if they’re feeling flu-like symptoms that could be either the flu itself or the coronavirus.
All the public health warnings in the world can’t always stand up against the need to bring home a paycheck. Just 27 percent of people whose wages fall in the bottom 10 percent are able to earn paid sick leave from their job, according to the Economic Policy Institute. Any less pay eats into their basic needs: As EPI put it, the lost wages from missing three days of work can equal a month’s worth of groceries or their monthly utility bills.
People have a strong incentive to go to work, even if they’re not feeling well and authorities have urged them to stay home. And once they come in and start going about their jobs, they can spread illnesses unintentionally. Coronavirus is a pretty contagious disease, with a higher R0 (which measures how many times other people a sick person is likely to infect) than the seasonal flu.
America is alone among advanced economies in not having a national guarantee of paid sick leave for workers. As the Center for Economic and Policy Research reported in 2009, most developed economies give workers at least five days off to recover from flu-like symptoms.
Function and social status do not protect against COVID-19. Top politicians, heads of state, international celebrities and even royal faces found out about it, who contracted the coronavirus.
Bemorepanda is here to present the list of 100 celebrities and politicians that have been infected with coronavirus.
Many celebrities who tested positive for the new coronavirus or who showed some symptoms specific to COVID-19 infection have announced that they have recovered.
"Hey, everyone. As I go into my 20th year on the E! red carpet I have to say I do not take missing an award show lightly, but unfortunately, this year is just so different," Rancic announced in a video clip she taped from home. "As part of E! and NBCUniversal's very strict testing guidelines, especially before an event like this, I did find out that I tested positive for COVID-19. Now as much as I didn't want to hear that, I'm very thankful I heard it before I traveled and possibly could have exposed other people. So for that, I'm thankful."
2.Vivica A. Fox
"I am sorry I cannot be with my E! family tonight! Unfortunately, I have tested positive for the coronavirus. So, in an abundance of caution, I am isolating myself at home," the statement read.
3.Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka's Family
"It happened very early [in the pandemic], like late March, early April," he said. "We were doing our best before, and I thought I had the flu, and I didn't want to be paranoid about it. And then I lost my sense of taste and smell, which was a big indicator, so we holed up."
Harris added that he and his family now "have antibodies and are feeling good."
4. Natalie Nunn
"I thought I was coughing and having an asthma attack the last 4 days due to the smoke outside in Northern California from all the fires," she wrote alongside a video taken from her hospital bed, "well unfortunately I have tested positive for Covid 19!"
"Please keep me and my family in your prayers as this is such a scary time for myself and my family!" Nunn continued.
“If you are afraid of COVID, you should not go to the gym. And I actually am a person who let my guard down, I haven’t even spoken about this publicly really, and a very close friend of mine gave me COVID several weeks ago," she said during an interview with Fox Business discussing her at-home workout app.
“I’m fortunate to have gone into it being healthy and I was able to get on the other side of it pretty quick, but not everyone is that lucky as we know," she continued. "All I can tell you is if you are afraid of getting COVID, a public gym is probably a place where you will get it."
"I would love to tell you that’s not the case, but the reality is I literally get my guard down for an hour with one of my best friends who does my hair and makeup and got it," Michaels said. "It’s just that simple."
“I was working on a movie and someone in the movie contracted coronavirus,” Haddish told Fauci. “I was not in direct contact with them, but they sent all of us home, we stopped the movie.” That time, she said, her test results came back negative.
After another person she knew tested positive, Haddish got another test. “I’m not feeling any symptoms or anything, and it comes back like two days later, and they said I did have the coronavirus.”
Warner Bros. did not specify who on set was affected but did tell Vanity Fair in a statement on Sept. 3, 2020, "A member of The Batman production tested positive for Covid-19, and is isolating in accordance with established protocols. Filming is temporarily paused.”
8.Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Family
"I wanted to give you guys a little helpful update on things that have been going on on my end for the past two-and-a-half to three weeks now. So the update is this: my wife Lauren as well as my two baby girls and myself, we have all tested positive for COVID-19," Johnson began his video message, shared on Instagram.
"I could tell you that this has been one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family, and for me, too, personally as well," he continued. "And I've gone through some doozies in the past."
"It is now public knowledge that Mr. Bolt has tested positive. He has been formally notified, I'm told by the authorities," Christopher Tufton told reporters Monday evening, according to CBS News. "It triggers an approach to questioning, interrogation if you will, which we follow through with contact tracing."
"Having just recovered from COVID-19, my next logical step would be to donate plasma, right? @RedCross we gonna chat about the antiquated, uninformed and frankly discrimatory [sic] policies that block me from giving back?" Fox tweeted.
"I have gotten some messages from some of you checking on us, because I have been a little MIA with our insta fam. Thank you for thinking of us. Evan and I both came down with COVID, so we have been a little out of it," Bates captioned a photo of herself and Stewart snuggled and sitting up in bed on Aug. 17.
"We are on the tail end of recovery and are both doing better," continued Bates, who shares 6-month-old daughter Layla Rae with Stewart.
In a statement to PEOPLE, the couple said that after learning about their positive diagnosis, caring for Layla was their "first concern."
"I'm a diabetic, and I went from my usual bloods that I usually have between months," Cox told host James Corden. "I went there, and they took my bloods, and they took the COVID test. Then my doctor called me and said, 'Oh, congratulations. You've had it.' "
"At this moment, I'm just getting better from COVID-19. These have been very difficult days, very complicated. Sometimes we won't think that we'll get it, but I got it and I got it bad," said Balvin in Spanish, speaking in a recorded message from Colombia, Billboard reported.
"My message to those that follow me, young fans and people in general is to take care. This isn't a joke. The virus is real and it's dangerous," he said.
"Greetings to you all. I want to make public that today, the 10th of August, I am forced to celebrate my 60th birthday in quarantine after [testing] positive for COVID-19," Banderas said, according to a translation.
Alongside a photo of herself wearing what appears to be a mask attached to a breathing machine, Milano wrote, "This was me on April 2nd after being sick for 2 weeks. I had never been this kind of sick."
"Everything hurt. Loss of smell. It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest. I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t keep food in me. I lost 9 pounds in 2 weeks. I was confused. Low grade fever. And the headaches were horrible," she continued. "I basically had every Covid symptom."
Milano wrote that she was re-tested for antibodies after an initial test — done with a finger prick — came back negative. She concluded, "I am POSITIVE for covid antibodies. I had Covid19."
“I’ve been reluctant to share this, having written and rewritten it anxiously. I don’t want to unnecessarily add my voice to a noisy landscape on such a challenging topic,” Dunham wrote.
“The fact is, the Coronavirus kills people. We know that. But it will also alter the bodies and lived experiences of so many who are infected, in ways they could never have predicted,” she said, adding that had it not been for her years of health struggles, she didn’t know “how I would have tolerated crossing that threshold from well to unwell.”
"Hi. About now you're probably feeling a little tied down, restricting your mobility and like me, you're tired of this!! Well, I just want to encourage you to have a little more patience," Cranston wrote.
"I was pretty strict in adhering to the protocols and still... I contracted the virus. Yep. It sounds daunting now that over 150,000 Americans are dead because of it," Cranston continued.
"I was one of the lucky ones. Mild symptoms. I count my blessings and urge you to keep wearing the damn mask, keep washing your hands, and stay socially distant. We can prevail — but ONLY if we follow the rules. Be well — Stay well," Cranston added, signing the caption BC.
"I got COVID. Honestly, I don't know how this happens but I guess I ordered something off of Postmates and... I don't know how I got it but I got it," she explained.
"I'm in bed, of course. I've been in bed now for the last eight days,"
"I'm going to tell you something, wear your mask, wear gloves and practice social distancing," Thomas continued, adding that he believes he contracted the virus after taking photos with fans.
"This photo was taken pre-pandemic. Today, we are Covid positive times 4."
"The girls and I are blessed to be quarantining in the same home (but isolating in separate rooms)," she wrote on July 24, 2020.
She added: "A huge thank you to all of the medical personnel that have been patiently guiding us through this illness. Sending prayers to all of those affected. 🙏🏻❤️"
"He tested positive in April and spent a week in the hospital," the star's rep told PEOPLE. "He was treated with the drug Remdesivir, while in the hospital, and has tested negative numerous times since then as well as positive for the antibodies."
"Hi friends... I felt it was my responsibility to share that I ended up getting Covid-19. I have since tested negative, but I was extremely sick for over three weeks and still have lingering symptoms," she wrote.
"I was incredibly safe. I wore a mask. I used hand sanitizer. One time, when the world was starting to open up, I decided to forgo wearing my mask. One. Time. And I ended up getting it," she explained.
"The panic of contracting a virus that is basically untreatable and is so new that no one knows the long term irreparable damage it does to your immune system is unbelievably stressful. Completely losing my sense of smell and taste without knowing when or even if they will return is extremely disorienting," she wrote, adding that she's "only smelling about 30 percent of how I used to now."
"I’m lucky. Because I didn’t die. But people are," she continued, urging her followers to wear masks. "Please wear ur mask. It can happen any time. And it can happen to anyone. Even that one time you feel safe. We can all make a difference. Wearing a mask is saving lives."
"I just want you guys to know that this is no joke," she said of the virus. "I'm feeling much better today. Thank you to everybody who knew they had not heard from me and reached out ... I just have been out of it.'"
The star shared that she would also be posting an additional Instagram for anyone who may "have any questions" about the coronavirus, or "if you want to know what some of my symptoms were."
"Take care and be safe," she concluded the clip.
"I tested positive for covid-19 prior to my team's departure to Orlando," Westbrook wrote. "I'm currently feeling well, quarantined, and looking forward to rejoining my teammates when I am cleared."
"Thank you all for the well wishes and continued support," Westbrook continued. "Please take this virus seriously. Be safe. Mask up!"
25.Keisha Lance Bottoms
"It's a shock because what I see with him is not out of the ordinary for seasonal allergies," Bottoms, who is reportedly on Joe Biden's shortlist of potential vice presidential running mates, said. "It leaves me for a loss of words because I think it speaks to how contagious this virus is, and we've taken all of the precautions that you can possibly take."
"I have no idea when and where we were exposed," she continued.
Bottoms said the only symptoms she's experienced so far are "a mild cough and headache."
In a statement, campaign aide Sergio Gor said: "After testing positive, Kimberly was immediately isolated to limit any exposure. She’s doing well, and will be retested to ensure the diagnosis is correct since she’s asymptomatic but as a precaution will cancel all upcoming events."
“My first priority is the health and safety of my loved ones and my teammates,” the NASCAR driver said in a statement released by his team, Hendrick Motorsports, on July 3, 2020. “I’ve never missed a race in my Cup career, but I know it’s going to be very hard to watch from the sidelines when I’m supposed to be out there competing. Although this situation is extremely disappointing, I’m going to come back ready to win races and put ourselves in playoff contention.”
"This is something I never thought would happen to me, but it did," he said, speaking both English and Spanish in the clip. "It's something that, I'm in shock. I didn't think it was going to happen to me."
"I thought that taking precaution by washing my hands and wearing a mask was going to be enough, and it was not," he continued.
Royce said that he was fortunate enough to only experience mild symptoms.
"It didn't hit me as hard," he said of the virus. "I'm feeling better now. I'm hoping to come out negative in the next week or so."
"I got my test results back yesterday and I am indeed positive. They think I'm in around about day seven."
"Mostly I'm just really exhausted in a way I can't even describe," she said.
His team announced he had contracted the respiratory illness in a statement on July 2, 2020.
"There is no way of knowing for sure how or where Mr. Cain contracted the coronavirus," they wrote.
"Everything we did in the past month, we did with a pure heart and sincere intentions. Our tournament meant to unite and share a message of solidarity and compassion throughout the region," Djokovic said in the statement. He said the event was set up when he thought the virus had "weakened, believing that the conditions for hosting the Tour had been met."
"It was all born with a philanthropic idea, to direct all raised funds towards people in need and it warmed my heart to see how everybody strongly responded to this," he said, then added, "Unfortunately, this virus is still present, and it is a new reality that we are still learning to cope and live with. I am hoping things will ease with time so we can all resume lives the way they were."
"Thank you everybody for your prayers and well wishes. When I came I was being treated for extreme exhaustion and dehydration, I was very dehydrated," he shared in a video on Instagram. "Turns out, they ran a battery of tests and I also tested positive for COVID-19 which blew me away. I was asymptomatic," he added.
"Apparently I just lost consciousness," he shared. "If your ass passes out in the middle of the show, you probably need to get tested. I am going back to my hotel room to quarantine for 14 days."
According to ET Canada, the Italian singer confirmed in May that he had been diagnosed with coronavirus on March 10. As a result, he decided to donate plasma for research purposes. Bocelli — who said his wife and kids had the virus too, though all have since recovered — famously gave an Easter concert this year from the empty Duomo cathedral in Milan, Italy, in the midst of the pandemic.
"I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19," Ewing, 57, wrote on Twitter on May 22.
"This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly," he added. "I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones."
“I would like to say to all the people who cared for me and thought of me, who sent me love, people I know, people I have never met, thank you for helping me to get better," Faithfull shared on Instagram on May 20.
“I want to thank the doctors and nurses who were so good and basically saved my life!” she added.
“Thank you all again for all your care, love, thoughts, prayers and wishes. All my love. Marianne"
"I had the coronavirus early on, before the shutdown, and a group of my friends also got it. People keep asking me, 'Where did you get it?' and I wish I knew," Deutch, 25, began, adding that she stayed inside for nearly two months. "I feel like I could have spoken in a more eloquent way about my experience had I known. I continued testing positive for a month, which is longer than they’re saying you’re supposed to. I’m okay now. I’m so grateful for my health and I also feel guilty, in a way, for making it out okay."
"Im Grateful that I can be a part of supporting Research to Find the cure for Covid -19!! And just to clear things up for people who would rather believe sensationalist headlines than do their own research about the nature of this virus—I am not currently sick," she wrote in the caption, sharing a screenshot of a news article about research for a coronavirus vaccine.
"One of the rules of journalism is 'Don't become part of the story,' but instead of covering the pandemic, I was one of the more than 1 million Americans who did become part of it," she said during the broadcast.
"Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend," Horn's partner, Siegfried Fischbacher, said in a statement. "From the moment we met, I knew Roy and I, together, would change the world. There could be no Siegfried without Roy, and no Roy without Siegfried."
Horn and Fischbacher are best known for their Las Vegas show at the Mirage Resort and Casino that ran from 1990 until 2003, when Horn was attacked on stage by one of the white tigers used in the duo's act.
"I’ve been struggling with whether or not to share, because to be honest it’s kind of rocked me and I wasn’t sure that putting it on a public platform was right for me," she began on April 15. "But as I’ve been telling people, I’ve had so many people reach out and say they have/had the virus and what did I do, what were my symptoms etc. So anyway, I am sharing this because I did contract Covid 19 (I’m assuming from the grocery store, it’s the only place I’ve been?!) and I had some great advice from doctors and friends and family (@travelingwithfinn !)... and this helped me kick this things ass."
According to wife Amanda Kloots, Cordero was "fighting for his life" after contracting the virus in early April.
However, after battling health complications for 13 weeks, Cordero died on July 5, 2020. He was 41.
Denver Broncos star Miller has tested positive, his agent, Joby Branion of Vanguard Sports Group, told PEOPLE in a statement on April 16.
“He is at home resting and in good spirits with plans to speak publicly on the matter tomorrow,” the statement read.
“Sooooo in these difficult times that seem to get more difficult and complicated by the day, I just found out that I am positive for coronavirus,” he said in a statement posted to Twitter. “I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive and I had fever, chills and shortness of breath.”
“I’ve never had a fever, never had chills, never had a headache, never had a cough, never had shortness of breath,” Stephanopoulos said. “I’m feeling great.”
“There was one night, several weeks ago, when I went to bed early with some lower back pain and I thought it was from a hard workout that day, and it cleared up the next morning,” he explained. “Then several days after that I had one day when I had a diminished sense of smell, but that was it for my symptoms over the last several weeks.”
Stephanopoulos also shared that his wife is feeling a lot better now.
"I spent an hour listening to a (highly condescending) Doctor refuse to test me because I 'did not fit testing criteria' and tell me why it was impossible that I had contracted the virus due to its extreme rarity and that it was not in western Europe yet during that same period (which we now know is incorrect) even though I was told by two nurses that I was the first person their hospital had walk in requesting to be tested," he wrote. "Almost one month later on April 6th my wife and I were both tested after finally finding a free drive-thru testing facility outside a National Guard depot."
46.Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds
“I feel so blessed to be able to celebrate another birthday,” he wrote. “I tested positive for the Covid 19 virus, as did my family. It’s an incredibly scary thing to go through my friends. I am happy to report we have now tested negative and are on our way back to full health.”
The famed restarateur, known for celeb hotspots including Balthazar and Pastis in N.Y.C., posted to Instagram that he was in a London hospital with coronavirus, feeling "totally weak" and receiving oxygen.
He followed up with Eater to say that he was recovering slowly, but "unfortunately, my appetite and sense of humour have gone totally missing."
“It has been the sickest that I have ever been in the 52 years I’ve been on this earth,” he said. “I cannot ever tell you a time in my life where I have ever been as sick as what I had been with the coronavirus.”
“This is serious. This is something that we’ve been dealing with for the past few weeks,” Todd’s wife, Julie Chrisley, chimed in. “Todd and I have been together for 25 years, I have never in 25 years seen him as sick as what he was in the past few weeks.”
She continued, “If you are doubting or have not been affected by corona personally … you need to know that this is serious. There are people who are dying and we have to take it seriously. We have to practice social distancing, and we have to stay in if at all possible.”
“Keeping my kids away has been the hardest,” Aydin said. “Bill’s really stepped up to the plate — he’s staying far, far away from me but he’s helping with the kids, which I’m grateful for.”
“I’ve been doing better now which is why I’m checking in,” she said of her current state. “There are a few rough days where I was just extremely tired and sleeping a lot. I had this very dense headache and extreme, extreme night sweats. I lost my sense of taste and smell. I have no breathing problems. I feel better today. I feel like it’s going in the right direction.”
“I will keep you guys posted on how I’m feeling,” she added. “I hope everyone is well and staying home, ’cause right now that’s what we have to do. We have to stay home to prevent the spread of this awful disease. Remember guys, we’re in this together. Stay safe, be well.”
“Two weeks ago my three-year old son, Jameson, and I are were showing symptoms of COVID-19. Fortunately, our primary care physician had access to tests and I tested positive,” Pink wrote on Instagram on April 3.
“My family was already sheltering at home and we continued to do so for the last two weeks following the instruction of our doctor. Just a few days ago we were re-tested and are now thankfully negative,” she wrote.
The “So What” singer took note of her privilege in being able to receive a test.
“Dear Friends, I’m sorry to report that I am among the growing number of Americans who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus," the singer posted on Facebook on April 3. "I’m not in the habit of discussing medical issues on social media, but I do so in hope this will help other people to understand how serious and how contagious this illness is.”
The singer revealed on her Instagram Stories that she
"had" COVID-19 and has since "fully recovered."
She added, “I had it, just so you know. I’m fully recovered, just so you know.”
53.John Benjamin Hickey
“Went to my doctor, got tested, got my positive results back and spent two weeks really brutally sick,” he shared. "I clearly came through it and am two-and-a-half weeks now symptom-free and feel great.”
He told viewers, "Given everything we’re hearing and understand about it now, I consider myself profoundly lucky. I only ever got really sick. I never needed to be at an emergency room or at a hospital. I had a doctor monitoring me the whole time. I was very lucky. I came out okay and feel like myself again."
55.Brian Stokes Mitchell
“Hey friends, family and Stokes folks, I hope you all are well. I’ve been laying low for the last number of days because I could feel my body fighting something unusual, and I just got confirmation that I have indeed tested positive for the coronavirus,” the Tony Award-winning actor said in a Twitter video he posted on April 1.
The former St. Louis Cardinal revealed on his Instagram Story on April 1 that he had tested positive, but is now feeling better.
“I am completely symptom-free now doing really well, so I must have had it for awhile before I got tested,” he said. “Thank god I quarantined myself and listened to what everyone said and kept our curve in our house flattened. I’m doing really good and happy to be symptom-free and feeling great.”
“I’ve never been sicker,” she continued, before describing some of her symptoms. “High fever. Horrific body aches. Heavy chest.”
“My test just came back positive. I just got it this morning,” he said, explaining he got examined at a drive-thru testing site. “It did come back positive — that’s the bad news.”
He continued, “The good news is: I feel fine. My symptoms have passed. I feel really 100 percent.”
"Well folks, the bad news I've contracted the corona virus!!" the country star announced on Facebook on March 31. "Been feeling tired for about 10 days! Went to be tested on the 21st! No tests so went home! Went back yesterday feelin the same tired out of it and they tested ... first call this mornin from lab sayin you got it!!"
At the time, those close to Schlesinger refuted reports that he was in a coma while attempting to battle the virus. “He’s very sick and is heavily sedated, as are all people on ventilators, but no one has used the word ‘coma’ to me,” Schlesinger’s longtime lawyer, Josh Grier, told Variety.
On April 1, however, Grier confirmed to Rolling Stone that Schlesinger died from complications related to the virus. He was 52 years old.
“Despite being quarantined (except for a handful of trips for groceries) for three weeks, I managed to contract COVID 19,” the singer tweeted on March 30, later adding that “I was at my worst a week ago, the test results finally came in today.”
“It took a lot for me to make this video as I am a very private person, but it is important for me to share my story,” he captioned the clip, which he filmed from a hospital bed. “Please everyone take this seriously #Covid19 #Coronavirus Protect yourself protect your family."
The opera singer announced his diagnosis on Facebook on March 22, writing, "I feel it is my moral duty to announce to you that I have tested positive for COVID19, the coronavirus. My family and I are all in self isolation for as long as it is deemed medically necessary,” the statement read.
The famous Japanese comedian was hospitalized on March 20 with severe pneumonia before testing positive three days later. Then on March 29, Shimura died, his agency, Izawa Office, told CNN and Associated Press.
“I don’t think he imagined he would die a death like this,” a representative with Shimura's agency told The Japan Times. “I am sure he was working hard with a sense of mission to deliver laughter to people.”
65.U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson
“I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus," he continued. "Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives”
10 days after his diagnosis, Johnson was hospitalized.
66.Chef Floyd Cardoz
“Sincere apologies everyone. I am sorry for causing undue panic around my earlier post. I was feeling feverish and hence as a precautionary measure, admitted myself into hospital in New York,” he wrote, adding he “was hugely anxious about my state of health.”
Cardoz is survived by his mother Beryl, his wife and business partner, Barkha, whom he met at hospitality school in India, and their two sons, Peter, 27, and Justin, 22.
A Clarence House spokesperson confirmed the diagnosis in a statement early Wednesday, saying, "The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus. He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual."
68.Laura Bell Bundy
"I have Corona Virus," the country singer and Broadway star wrote on Instagram on March 25. Telling fans she'd address her symptoms and overall health later that day, she added, "Please please stay home, take care of yourselves. God Bless."
"I tested positive for COVID19. I believe I got it while on a trip to N.Y.C. at the beginning of the month for the Brooklyn Nets Pride night game. I had my first symptoms on Wed Mar 11. Terrible headache. A few days later I had a fever and then the cough," Collins shared.
"I quarantined immediately upon feeling sick. It was before the mandatory quarantine orders were issued, because you don’t know if you had it or not. I’m in the middle of trying to call everyone I know to discuss with them how they are feeling and whether or not they have symptoms. You have to assume you have it. You need to assume that you in some way could very easily pass it to someone else,” Browne added.
Browne urged his fans and particularly young people all over the world to stay at home, noting that even if "they don't have symptoms" that "they might have it and might be able to pass it on."
"That’s what younger readers need to understand: They need to take part in the global response to stop the spread. That means not going anywhere, not getting into contact with anybody, not seeing anybody,” Browne added.
“So check this out, no games being played alright,” he began in the clip. “The other day, I got tested for the coronavirus yesterday and it came back positive,” he revealed. “As careful as I have been self-quarantined and staying home. I might’ve went and got something to eat or something, did some stuff like that, simple stuff like that, nothing crazy.”
“Stayed in my truck, had masks, gloves, everything on and my test came back positive so ya’ll gotta take this stuff seriously,” he said explaining just how easily the condition can be incurred. “Sit at home, self-quarantine, do not come outside for however long they sayin’. If you have symptoms, you need to go get checked out or whatever.”
"We're positive for COVID-19 here," he wrote. "In good spirits and cooking dinner. Glad I stayed home! I didn't infect others!"
“I just tested positive for coronavirus. I am a pretty healthy 43-year-old who doesn’t smoke, doesn’t drink much, eats well and exercises regularly and this has been the hardest experience of my life.”
“I was told to stay isolated for another 72 hours before I acclimate back into my family,” he wrote. “So, nice try coronavirus, but I have another 4-5 decades worth of experiences to have with these guys.”
"I’ve been in quarantine since Broadway shows shut down on Thursday, March 12th, and I’m feeling much better."
"I want everyone to realize that this can affect anyone," he said. "And even if you aren’t feeling sick or showing drastic symptoms - please take heed, stay safe, stay healthy and I hope to see everyone at the theater again soon."
Weinstein’s rep, Juda Engelmayer, told PEOPLE: “Our team that has HIPAA consent has not heard anything like that yet. I can’t tell you what I don’t know.”
76.Senator Rand Paul
The politician's coronavirus diagnosis was announced on M
The first dates according to TASS, a study by Hong Kong researchers shows that the ideal temperature for the development and spread of the new coronavirus is 4 degrees Celsius, under these conditions it can withstand the most. However, at 22 degrees, the new coronavirus remains active for one week, while at 37 degrees, the virus becomes inactive within two days. At 70 degrees Celsius, the virus dies in less than five minutes.
The recent dates are established by scientists from France who published a report indicating the temperature at which the coronavirus dies. As it turned out, inactivation is possible only at 92 ° C, subject to exposure for 15 minutes.
Initially, it was assumed that heating to 60 ° C for an hour would be sufficient. However, during the study it turned out: with this effect, the activity of the virus decreases by 6 times, but some strains still survive.
Evaluation of heating and chemical protocols for inactivating coronavirus scientists published on bioRXV portal in the form of a preliminary report (the so-called preprint). The conclusions made are for informational purposes only and require additional checks.
Earlier, other studies showed that different types of coronaviruses can live in the refrigerator for up to 9 days, and in the freezer they can exist for years.
Ben McLean, a student at Darmouth University, said his family was surprised when Winston became the world's first dog found with COVID-19. Ben's parents were tested and detected with the new coronavirus in March. His father, a doctor at a hospital in North Carolina, became ill first, and soon his wife became infected. Ben McLean showed symptoms but was not tested.
After recovering, the three decided to participate in a study conducted by Duke University. Patients were asked to donate plasma and be tested for antibodies. Subsequently, they were asked for permission to have their pets tested.Winston was tested on April 1 and the result was positive.
All members of the McLean family, including Winston, have been declared healed and now practice social distance as a precaution. "Winston recovered. Today I went for a walk and ran through the park," said Ben McLean.
A report from Wuhan cut off from the world, the story of the fight against the Ebola virus, memories of the Spanish epidemic and other educational projects.
Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak
At the beginning of the year, when coronavirus was not yet widely publicized, Pandemic appeared on Netflix - a six-part project dedicated to the global cause of the fight against viruses and, in fact, summarizing many documentaries from this collection. Its creators methodically analyze the process of the emergence of new strains; answer why it usually happens in poor countries and how some infections spread through animals.
American Experience: Influenza 1918
The history of the spread of coronavirus is often compared with the events of a hundred years ago. Then, in a world not yet recovering from World War I, an epidemic of Spanish flu was raging. The episode of the cult documentary series American Adventure is dedicated to her.
We Heard the Bells: the Influenza of 1918
This movie is also dedicated to the well known 1918 epidemic. But this is not an attempt to recreate the events of a century ago, but rather the desire to reflect them. The main characters are old people from different parts of the USA who, as children, became eyewitnesses of the spread of the disease. They recall how they did not believe that the Spaniard would touch them, how they had faced the death of relatives and friends, how they were ill themselves - and after that they had a long biased attitude, because other people were afraid that they would infect them too. According to many heroes of the movie, the events of those years became the most terrible memories in life.
The Lockdown: One Month in Wuhan
A documentary project about life in the famous city of Wuhan during its complete isolation. At the beginning of 2020, 11 million people remained on their own at the epicenter of the spread of coronavirus. The main characters are doctors, officials and ordinary citizens, who were able to organize themselves in the face of the disease.
How to Survive a Plague
Contrary to the name, this movies is not a training manual on what to do in the event of a “black death” pandemic. We are talking about HIV and AIDS - diseases that they preferred to remain silent about until a certain time - but somewhere they are still silent today.
Fire in the Blood
If treating HIV-infected people in America is a difficult but solvable problem, then in Africa it is almost impossible. The fact is that many pharmaceutical giants refuse to voluntarily supply medicines necessary for antiretroviral therapy to poor countries. Because of this, dozens of people who are unable to receive treatment die every day.
Why Do Viruses Kill?
Of all the projects on the list, this is perhaps the least optimistic. The movie was released 10 years ago after the swine flu pandemic, which killed some 18,000 people. Then it became obvious that we are still powerless in front of some of the creatures of nature and that modern science is not fully aware of the mechanisms of the emergence of new strains. "Why are viruses killing?" introduces us to the device of viruses and answers the question why, even today, scientists cannot stop their spread in time.
Hero with a Thousand Faces
From 2014 to 2016, a disease was raging in West Africa, killing more than 11,000 people. But this movie is not about how quickly Ebola destroys a person from the inside, but about people who are fighting an epidemic. The focus of the crew going to Sierra Leone is doctors and volunteers risking their lives.
Speaking of Ebola and other viral diseases, one can not help but talk about other human enemies. We have long been accustomed to them and often do not even take them seriously, but they very often carry deadly infectious diseases. That's right, we are talking about mosquitoes. The movie contains a fascinating and consistent story about how they reproduce, what they feed on and for what global epidemics these seemingly harmless insects are responsible.
The most relevant project on the list. This is the new season of the Explained documentary series, whose authors in half-hourly videos answer simple questions about health, sex, politics and economics in simple language. One of the episodes of last season was devoted to epidemics - in it, Bill Gates and a team of visiting doctors discussed the likelihood that a new pandemic will happen in the next decade. Alas, their predictions came true even faster.
(1)Five hundred million people, in other words the third part of the entire world's population, were infected and fell ill.
The "Spanish" influenza pandemic of 1918–1919, which caused approximately 50 million deaths worldwide, remains an ominous warning to public health. The disease was exceptionally severe.
(2) The president of the United States, Woodrow Wilson that time, caught the flu— and so did future president Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Wilson felt bad during the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, he was negotiating the future path for the world after World War I. If he'd died during this times, it would have dramatically changed the future of many states. Wilson's daughter Margaret and much of his staff also got sick. Roosevelt — then the assistant secretary of the Navy — was infected while on a voyage to France aboard the USS Leviathan. Roosevelt survived the flu after being returned home to the States.
(3) The pandemic came to be known as the "Spanish flu," but it didn't actually start in Spain.
When the flu first hit Europe in early 1918, it spread throughout military camps on both sides of World War I. Even if it was going fast, governments involved in the war kept it a secret because they feared that acknowledging their troops were sick could help the enemy.
That's where Spain highlighted. Since it was a neutral country, it had no need to keep secrets when its people got sick, so the Spanish government and media reported what was happening.
(4)No one actually knows where the virus started. For decades, scientists have debated where in the world the pandemic started, variously pinpointing its origins in France, China, the American Midwest, and beyond. The Spanish flu reached its height in autumn 1918 but raged until 1920.
(5)People who catched the flu felt severe fatigue, fever, and headaches. Many also suffered from a cough so severe they would turn blue, tear abdominal muscles from coughing, and bleed from the mouth, nose, and sometimes ears.
The disease, which came to be known as the Spanish flu, hit the young and healthy, with many victims dying within hours or a couple days after the symptoms began.