The 'Harry Potter' creator said she'd taken advice from her doctor husband on a technique to relieve her respiratory problems.
J.K. Rowling is the latest industry figure to reveal that they have had symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
The Harry Potter creator, whose third Fantastic Beasts outing is one of the major blockbusters in production to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, tweeted that she had been suffering from "all the symptoms" of COVID-19 for the last two weeks. She added that she had been taking advice from her doctor husband on how to relieve the respiratory symptoms, linking to a YouTube video from doctors at the U.K.'s Queen Hospital.
She also wrote that she was now "fully recovered," tweeting again later to thank people for their messages.
"I really am fully recovered and wanted to share a technique that recommended by doctors, costs nothing, has no nasty side effects but could help you/your loved ones a lot, as it did me," she said.
Please watch this doc from Queens Hospital explain how to relieve respiratory symptoms. For last 2 weeks I've had all symptoms of C19 tho haven't been tested & did this on doc husband's advice. I'm fully recovered & technique helped a lot.https://t.co/xo8AansUvc via @YouTube
— J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling April 6, 2020
Rowling's tweet came a day after U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital having failed to recover from coronavirus symptoms after 10 days.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Vice TV has ordered Shelter in Place with Shane Smith, a new half-hour weekly interview show hosted by the Vice Media Group founder. It’s set to premiere Thursday, April 9 at 10 PM with two back-to-back episodes.
In the series, produced through remote video interviews from Smith’s home in Santa Monica, Smith will tackle the biggest questions of the moment with experts from the fields of science, journalism, entertainment, food and economics.
“I'm at home, you're at home and our news cycle is changing by the minute,” said Smith. “So, I decided to dial up some of the world's foremost thinkers to offer us some much needed perspective and get to some truth on what we should be doing in this time like none other.” You can watch a preview clip below.
Smith’s first guest will be whistleblower Edward Snowden, who delves into the world of surveillance, privacy and our future civil liberties as international governments and autocratic regimes enact bold, new policies to curb the virus.
“When any of us look at where this is heading, we need to think about where we’ve been,” said Snowden. “And sadly, these kind of emergency powers that are born out of crises, have a perfect history of abuse”.
The second episode will feature California Governor Gavin Newsom who speaks to Smith about how his state has braced for the pandemic, where the federal government has stumbled, and what is coming next. Dr. Anne Rimoin, a world-leading epidemiologist, is also featured and will speak to how the virus has spread and what we can do about it.
Produced by Vice TV, Shane Smith, Alex Chitty, Maral Usefi are the Executive Producers for Shelter in Place. Jonah Kaplan is Supervising Producer.
Shelter in Place will be available on Vice TV via all major satellite and cable providers; ViceTV.com; and the Vice TV app via iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast. The first two episodes will be available for free on Vice & Munchies YouTube page.
Shelter in Place with Shane Smith is the latest programming from Vice TV produced in response to COVID-19. Vice Quarantine Hour is a limited variety series airing weekdays at 8 AM ET/PT. Vice TV's Emmy-winning nightly newscast is airing dedicated COVID-19 episodes with Vice News Tonight: Remote.