“The fact is, Coronavirus kills people,” he said. “But it will also alter the bodies and lived experiences of so many who are infected, in ways that could never have been foreseen.”
The star and creator of “Girls” said she became ill in mid-March with symptoms including joint pain, fatigue, fever, numbness, coughing and loss of taste and smell.
“It seemed to me that it was a complex machine that had been disconnected and then had my wires reversed at the wrong entries,” Dunham said.
A month later, he tested negative for the virus, but Dunham said many symptoms have persisted and doctors still do not know what his continued recovery will be like. He said his experience with chronic illnesses has helped him cope with the prolonged impacts.
“I feel blessed to have entered this experience as a ‘sick’ person; otherwise, I don’t know how I would have tolerated going through that threshold of good to discomfort,” Dunham said.
In short, Dunham said he felt motivated to share his experience to encourage people to take the virus more widely.
“It’s the most important agreement in our country and in the world right now,” Dunham said. “When you take the right steps to protect yourself and your neighbors, you save them a world of pain. You save them a journey that no one deserves to take, with a million results we still don’t understand and a million people with different variables. resources and various levels of support that are not prepared to bring them this tidal wave. “