Greta Thunberg, affected by the coronavirus, calls for all of us to stay at home


Sweden has been launched in the last few weeks various measures for contain the expansion of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the cause of the disease and pandemic known as Covid-19but, until now, has not rendered the confinement required of the population (as has been done in Spain) or have extended the tests or test screening of this coronavirus.

Despite not being obligatory, the young activist climate Swedish
Greta Thunberg
and his father Svante Thunberg have spent the last two weeks, confined and isolated in a voluntary way because of this disease and to prevent infection to other people.

In a long-term point in your account in Instagram
Greta Thunberg explains his personal experience before the pandemic and stresses the need for the population follow at the foot of the letter of advice from the experts and your local authorities and stay home.

The creator of the youth movement
Fridays For Future
climate advocacy explains that the symptoms that she noticed, after his last journey through different countries of central Europe do think that, very likely, she herself has had the disease Covid-19.

Details that have not been reached to make the test of the coronavirus because in your country this diagnostic test is not widely used and because their symptoms were relatively mild.

Greta Thunberg, in Brussels at the end of the month of February

Greta Thunberg, in Brussels at the end of the month of February

In spite of this, Greta Thunberg highlights the need for all people to take very seriously this pandemic, and to respect the advice of scientists to prevent the spread and transmission, in particular to people who may suffer from this disease more serious.

Literally, Greta exposes a key issue in the past are repeating ad nauseum the scientific experts and authorities: “Those who do not belong to a risk group [como los jóvenes] we have a huge responsibilityour actions can be the difference between the life and the death for many other people.”

Details and reasons for the confinement

The explanation of Greta Thunberg in
it is detailed and clear:

(Non-official translation of the text published on the 24th of march):

“The last two weeks I have been confined. When I returned from my trip to Central Europe, I isolated (in an apartment borrowed, far away from my mother and my sister) because the number of cases of Covid-19 ([en zonas que había visitado] in Germany, for example) was similar to that of Italy at the beginning [de la crisis]”.

“For about ten days I started to feel some symptoms, at exactly the same time that my father, who traveled with me from Brussels. I felt tired, had chills, sore throat, and cough. My father experienced the same symptoms, but much more intense and with a fever”.

“In Sweden, no test can be done Covid-19 unless you need emergency medical treatment. To all who feel sick are told to stay home and isolate themselves. Therefore, I do not made the test of Covid-19, but it is extremely likely that it has had, given the symptoms and the circumstances combined.”

“Now basically I’ve recovered, but …And this is a element to keep in mind: [mientras creo que pasé la infección] I almost did not felt sick. My last cold was much worse than this!”.

“If it hadn’t been for someone who had the virus simultaneously, we would not have even suspected anything. Then I would have thought that I felt unusually tired, with a little cough”.

“And this is what makes it much more dangerous [el coronavius de la Covid-19]. Many (especially the young) may not notice any symptoms or very mild symptoms. Then do not know they have the virus and can transmit it to people in high-risk groups”.

“Those who do not belong to a risk group we have a huge responsibility, our actions can be the difference between life and death for many other people.

Keep this in mind, follow the advice of experts and their local authorities and #StayAtHome[[#QuédateEnCasa #YoMeQuedoenCasa ]to curb the spread of the virus. And remember to always take care of each other and help those in need”.

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