Sunday 30 August 2020
Books – Sayed Metwally
The emerging corona virus continues to cause a state of panic in many people around the world, and causes risks that may lead to death at times.
This time, the virus hit a famous filmmaker, but it is controversial that she could not recover from it after infection with Covid-19, for the third time since the outbreak of the epidemic, about 9 months ago.
The famous director reveals, how did the Corona virus destroy her life ?, which is reviewed by “Masrawy”, according to the British newspaper, “Daily Mail”.
The director of “Byron Bay” films, who tested positive for the Coronavirus three times, revealed the devastating impact of the disease on her health.
Mirabai Nicholson-McKellar was diagnosed positive for the first time in April, after she experienced mild symptoms when she returned to Australia from Germany.
After more than five months, the 35-year-old suffers from bouts of extreme fatigue and is unable to perform simple tasks such as driving.
The famous director says: “Being infected with the Coronavirus has made me a completely useless person, and I cannot work like anyone, even the simplest things I cannot do anymore, it is very frustrating.”
Nicholson-McKellar adds that she began showing mild symptoms for the first time on March 13, a week before returning to Brisbane from Europe.
Upon her arrival, she told officials that she lacks the sense of smell and taste, but she was unable to conduct the tests because she did not have a cough or fever, and she was finally tested by the end of her time in the mandatory 14-day quarantine at the hotel, and the results came back positive.
The director spent six weeks in self-isolation and suffered from a host of symptoms including aches and pains, sinus infections, severe headaches, diarrhea, nausea, chest pain and shortness of breath.
She was declared cured of the virus on April 24, but was transferred to the emergency department four days later when she began experiencing severe chest pain while working on her computer at home. The second test came back positive, and she was given Panadol and was returned to quarantine. at home.
However, an X-ray taken in the hospital revealed that her lungs appeared cloudy and abnormal and her condition was referred to an infectious disease specialist who examined her again two weeks later.
In mid-May, two months after symptoms first appeared, her third test results were also positive, the swabs were checked for further analysis, and fortunately Mrs. Nicholson McKellar, who was close to staying 60 days in self-isolation, discovered that she had recovered. .
In general, the director’s tests tested positive for the Coronavirus three times in just over two months, and her battle continued for three months with Covid-19.
Nicholson said she was frustrated and concerned about the medical advice she had received, because doctors still did not know much about the disease and how long she had recovered from Corona.
She added: “One of the most terrifying challenges about this disease, regardless of its severity and the length of recovery from it, is that there is so much that we do not know about it, and therefore it is terrifying.”
The famous director kept a diary on Instagram about her battle with Corona, and published regular updates about her condition and symptoms, and wrote on the twenty-second day of the injury: “I am tired of my disease.”
On her 48th day, she reported that she felt as though someone was pressing hard on her chest, and that she was having rib pain.
She suffered more than 16 symptoms during her battle with the virus including headache, chest pain and fatigue.
The director continues to reveal her suffering: “I have been struggling to drive for more than 20 minutes and I can barely do that. When the symptoms were at their worst, I was living through difficult days and weeks, and I could never imagine that I would be normal again, I had no clues about When will I be healthy again. “
Although several studies confirmed that 50 percent of coronavirus patients recover in 16 days, with 75 percent of people getting rid of it after 23 days, but among the test group of 3,000 patients, 95 percent of people got rid of it. The virus took place after 6 weeks, that is, after 42 days.
While the health official in Queensland, Australia, Dr. Janet Young, warned in a video message via social media that some patients do not fully recover from Covid-19, for most people, Corona is a mild disease, but unfortunately when we learn more about the virus, We find that for a limited number of people, who do not recover, they will have negative long-term effects.
This is because this virus does not only affect the lungs, unlike influenza, Covid-19 can affect every part of the body.
Dr. “Young” said that the long-term negative effects of the virus can affect the heart, lungs, kidneys, blood vessels and the brain.
Director Nicholson is not alone, as thousands of patients gather in groups online to share their experiences about recurring infection with the Corona virus and the persistence of symptoms for long periods, and their symptoms are similar to encephalomyelitis, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome.
This week Professor Axel Kales, an infectious disease expert at the Doherty Institute in Melbourne, Australia, was part of a team that published a study on the possible cause of the long-term effects observed in coronavirus patients.
Their research shows that T cells, (which act to attack disease cells), can be damaged within a few days, and appear vulnerable in those with persistent health crises.