J.K. Rowling Shares Breathing Advice After Beating COVID-19 Symptoms
Revealing the news to her 14.5 million Twitter followers, she revealed that although she hadn’t been formally tested for the virus, she had been experiencing all the known symptoms of COVID-19 over the past two weeks, including respiratory problems.
Included in her tweet was a link to a YouTube video that showed a doctor from Queen’s Hospital in Romford, United Kingdom, explaining how you can relieve respiratory problems at home. In the video, he suggested various tips on breathing and coughing while also urging viewers who are experiencing these problems to lay face down on a pillow, taking deep breaths for up to ten minutes.
Fans of Rowling can take a deep breath since the famous writer wrote, “I’m fully recovered & technique helped a lot.”
She followed up with a tweet thanking her well-wishers:
Thank you for your kind and lovely messages! I really am completely recovered and wanted to share a technique that’s recommended by doctors, costs nothing, has no nasty side effects but could help you/your loved ones a lot, as it did me. Stay safe, everyone x
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 6, 2020
Messages of support also came from popular authors Val McDermid, the popular Scottish crime author, and Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James.
Luna Lovegood actress Evanna Lynch also announced on Twitter that she had recently lost her sense of taste/smell, leading her fans to flock with messages of support. Tweeting to her followers, Evanna said, “I know it’s probably a symptom of COVID-19, I’m fine and I’ve shut myself off from society!” She’s recently followed up with a tweet saying that her taste and smell have not come back yet.
Day 5 of having no smell or taste 😶 Does it ever…come back? I miss candles. And knowing whether the post man has taken to shouting up to me from the street because of social distancing or because of body odour 🤷🏼♀️
— Evanna Lynch (@Evy_Lynch) April 2, 2020
J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World continues to grow with the Fantastic Beasts film series, which was recently halted like many other productions due to the virus.
Although Rowling’s diagnosis wasn’t tested, other well-known British figures such as Prince Charles have tested positive for the virus, as well as, most recently, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is currently in intensive care.
Earlier this week, J.K. Rowling and Wizarding World Digital launched Harry Potter at Home to help those who are self-isolating during the current world situation.