A través de su cuenta oficial de Instagram, la joven activista, Greta Thunberg, compartió un mensaje a sus seguidores en el que aseguraba “haber experimentado síntomas del COVID-19” en días pasados tras realizar un viaje a Bruselas con su padre.

Pese a que Greta no se ha realizado una prueba que confirme su teoría (ya que en Suecia no se están dando pruebas más que a pacientes en estado delicado de salud), la activista se siente muy segura de haber sido contagiada con el virus y confiesa no haberse sentido “tan mal” a comparación de otras ocasiones en las que ha tenido gripa.

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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

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Sin embargo, pese a que por el momento sólo tiene la teoría de haberse contagiado, es muy real que a pacientes jóvenes con el virus, los efectos han resultado no ser tan “devastadores” como en personas de la 3er edad.

Además, mientras que algunos han tomado este último post de la activista como una “suposición” un tanto irresponsable, la misma Greta hace un llamado a todos a quedarse en casa, mantenerse encerrados y seguir los protocolos sanitarios de cada región.