Alyssa Milano Posts Video Showing the Shocking Consequences of COVID-19 on Her Body

Actress Alyssa Milano tested positive for the coronavirus. She then posted a video on her Instagram account on August 9th to show the consequences of the virus on her body, and to raise awareness in her community.

Alyssa Milano Posts Video Showing the Shocking Consequences of COVID-19 on Her Body
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There are several symptoms that accompany the coronavirus, and many consequences on the body as well. The former star of Charmed and current host of Project Runway: All Stars tested positive for COVID-19 just a few days ago. On August 5, she revealed her symptoms in order to make her community aware of the virus, so that they practice social distancing:

I had never been this kind of sick. It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest. I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t keep food in me. I lost 9 pounds in 2 weeks. I was confused. Low grade fever. And the headaches were horrible.

On August 9, the actress posted a video on her Instagram account in which she revealed one of the consequences of this virus on her body.

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This was me on April 2nd after being sick for 2 weeks. I had never been this kind of sick. Everything hurt. Loss of smell. It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest. I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t keep food in me. I lost 9 pounds in 2 weeks. I was confused. Low grade fever. And the headaches were horrible. I basically had every Covid symptom. At the very end of march I took two covid19 tests and both were negative. I also took a covid antibody test (the finger prick test) after I was feeling a bit better. NEGATIVE. After living the last 4 months with lingering symptoms like, vertigo, stomach abnormalities, irregular periods, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, zero short term memory, and general malaise, I went and got an antibody test from a blood draw (not the finger prick) from a lab. I am POSITIVE for covid antibodies. I had Covid19. I just want you to be aware that our testing system is flawed and we don’t know the real numbers. I also want you to know, this illness is not a hoax. I thought I was dying. It felt like I was dying. I will be donating my plasma with hopes that I might save a life. Please take care of yourselves. Please wash your hands and wear a mask and social distance. I don’t want anyone to feel the way I felt. Be well. I love you all (well, maybe not the trolls. Just the kind people.)❤️

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As you can see in her video, the star suffered significant hair loss since she contracted the virus. The video is extremely telling: as she brushes her hair, Milano shows off large clumps that have fallen out as a result of the virus. Hence her preventive message:

Thought I’d show you what #Covid19 does to your hair. Please take this seriously. #WearADamnMask #LongHauler

Milano also told her followers that she is one of the ‘long haulers’ among coronavirus sufferers, meaning that some of her symptoms last a very long time:

I still have many symptoms. I am what they call a “long hauler”. Last night, I had real heaviness in my chest. I went to the ER just to make sure it wasn’t a blood clot. Thankfully, it wasn’t. This virus sucks. Please take it seriously.