We haven’t heard from Greta Thunberg, the climate alarmist from Sweden who wowed the world with her predictions that the world is ending, in a while — but she’s back.
Greta, 17, says she had what she thinks is the coronavirus (she wasn’t tested), self-isolated — and got better:
“The last two weeks I’ve stayed inside,” the teenager wrote in a post on Instagram. “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 simultaneously 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.”
The spread of the coronavirus has been slower in Sweden than in many European countries — the Scandinavian nation has seen just 2,286 confirmed cases and 36 deaths as of Tuesday.
Schools and restaurants remain open, while public transportation has been packed during rush hour, according to Agence France-Presse.
“In contrast, neighbouring Norway two weeks ago rolled out the ‘most intrusive measures’ seen in peacetime, including banning sports and cultural events, and shutting down schools and businesses,” AFP wrote.
Thunberg garnered headlines last year when she gave an impassioned speech to the United Nations warning about the dangers of global warming.
“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,” she told world leaders at the 2019 U.N. climate action summit in New York. “We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth – how dare you!”
She got so famous that the Church of Sweden announced last December that Thunberg is a “successor” to Jesus Christ. “Announcement! Jesus of Nazareth has now appointed one of his successors, Greta Thunberg,” the Church of Limhamn wrote on Twitter.