‘U Švedskoj se ne možete testirati na COVID-19, osim ako trebate hitan medicinski tretman. Svima koji se osjećaju bolesno rečeno je da ostanu kod kuće i izoliraju se. Zbog toga, ni ja nisam testirana, ali s obzirom na simptome, vrlo je vjerojatno da imam koronavirus’, napisala je Thunberg na Instagramu.
Greta Thunberg, švedska aktivistica koja je nadahnula globalne klimatske prosvjede, napisala je kako je „vrlo vjerojatno“ da je oboljela od koronavirusa, prenosi The Guardian.
Mlada aktivistica, čiji je prosvjed ispred švedskog parlamenta pokrenuo globalnu kampanju mladih za klimu, u objavi na Instagramu rekla je kako je u samoizolaciju otišla nakon što su se ona i njezin otac vratili s putovanja iz središnje Europe prije otprilike dva tjedna.
Nekoliko dana kasnije, kako kaže, oboje su se počeli osjećati bolesno te je navela kako su se osjećali umorno i da su imali simptome poput drhtavice i kašlja. Njen otac imao je teže simptome, nego što ih je imala ona te upravo to naglašava. “Moja zadnja prehlada bila je teža nego ovo”, napisala je Thunberg.
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