ER star Julianna Margulies isn’t getting away with the pandemic as she has tested positive for COVID-19.
The 55-year old is in recovery mode in self-isolation and spending her time with some awards season preparations.
On Tuesday, the actress took to Instagram to reveal the news with a photo of herself watching the Netflix super hit movie Tick…Tick…Boom! featuring Andrew Garfield, while deliberating her symptoms and diagnosis.
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She stated, “Just finished watching,” while referring to Garfield as “heartbreakingly talented” and director Lin-Manuel Miranda being a “genius.”
“What a stunning film! Jonathan Larson’s story is just remarkable. This film and his life make you realize how precious time is and not to waste a minute of it,” she heaped praise for the creator of Rent; Jonathan Larson.
Margulies broke the news of her testing positive for COVID -19 as she stated, “I also have Covid.” “I’m fine because I am vaccinated so it just feels like the flu,” the actress also gave some background on her symptoms and vaccination.
The unfortunate news of ER alum contracting the deadly virus came amid the continuing surge in COVID-19 positive cases due to the emergence of the Omicron variant. The actress also urged the fans to get vaccinated at the end of her Instagram caption stating, “How lucky we are to have the science that made these vaccinations. Please get vaccinated if you are not.”
Margulies’ celebrity peers rained well-wishes in the comments section of her post. Comedian Chelsea Handler stated, “Feel better soon, J!” before revealing her plans to watch the Netflix movie as well. “I will watch that tonight while my baby is out of town.”
Gita Bass, a makeup artist also sent her good wishes while writing, “Take care, honey! Hope you have a speedy recovery. Lots of love.”
The “Morning Show” star is the latest celebrity to get a positive diagnosis with COVID-19 after the Christmas season. However, many other celebrities like Wendy Williams turned Covid positive earlier in 2021
Savannah Gutherie, Dean McDermott, Hota Kotb, Debra Messing, and Hugh Jackman are some other superstars who have recently contracted the highly infectious Omicron variant as it continues to sweep across the country.
As per the statistics shared by the New York Times COVID-19 tracker, the United States has seen a 204% surge in positive cases of coronavirus over the past 14 days, and the Northeast region of the country has seen the highest positivity rates. In California, the average count of daily reported cases currently tops 100,000.
“The Omicron variant is spreading quickly and has the potential to impact all facets of our society,” said Rochelle Walensky, the director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a press release in late December.
She further added, “Prevention is our best option: get vaccinated, get boosted, wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial and high community transmission, and take a test before you gather.”
Life is precious and we must cherish it by taking precautionary measures. Wear your masks whenever you are at public places and social gatherings and get yourself vaccinated ASAP if you haven’t already. In case you are getting any symptoms, go into self-isolation immediately and prevent your immediate family from getting infected with the deadly virus.