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'The Bachelor' Star Caroline Lunny Reveals Coronavirus Diagnosis After Facing Criticism for Wearing Mask

'The Bachelor' Star Caroline Lunny Reveals Coronavirus Diagnosis After Facing Criticism for Wearing Mask

Caroline Lunny has coronavirus.

The 29-year-old Bachelor alum, who appeared in the 2018 season with Arie Luyendyk Jr., confirmed the diagnosis on Wednesday (April 1) on Instagram.

“I have coronavirus. I don’t know why I feel embarrassed by this, like I feel like no one is ever going to want to hang out with me ever again,” she said.

“But everyone was dming me attacking me for wearing this mask yesterday when healthcare workers need them. .I’m so grateful for all the doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, delivery people, grocery store workers, and everyone else who’s on the front line making this world keep turning right now. But please stop dming me and attacking me and saying awful things to me for wearing a mask to protect my family. I’m allowed to wear a mask.”

“I initially thought I was negative… but as many of you nurses pointed out the test was negative for influenza A, B, & RSV, not COVID-19,” she said.

“I’m not a doctor and didn’t how to read the results. I didn’t know they even tested me for the regular flu. But a few days later I got a call from my doctor that I did in fact have covid.”

“My best friend just lost her grandmother to covid-19. I have a mild case, luckily… but it makes me think about how many other people may have it and not even know. How many have it and dismiss it as allergies or just a cold,” she went on to say.

See Caroline Lunny‘s full message inside…

I have coronavirus. I don’t know why I feel embarrassed by this, like I feel like no one is ever going to want to hang out with me ever again. But everyone was dming me attacking me for wearing this mask yesterday when healthcare workers need them… I’m so grateful for all the doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, delivery people, grocery store workers, and everyone else who’s on the front line making this world keep turning right now. But please stop dming me and attacking me and saying awful things to me for wearing a mask to protect my family. Im allowed to wear a mask.
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I initially thought I was negative… but as many of you nurses pointed out the test was negative for influenza A, B, & RSV, not COVID-19. I’m not a doctor and didn’t how to read the results. I didn’t know they even tested me for the regular flu. But a few days later I got a call from my doctor that I did in fact have covid.
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I cannot stress enough how much you need to STAY HOME. I luckily have a mild case, I’m going to live. But ANYONE can get this. I’m young and healthy. And this is only going to get worse before it gets better. So stay home. Stop hanging out with different friends at each other’s house. Just FaceTime them. Practice social distancing. This is scary, this is dangerous. My best friend just lost her grandmother to covid-19. I have a mild case, luckily… but it makes me think about how many other people may have it and not even know. How many have it and dismiss it as allergies or just a cold. I have had worse flus than I have now. But just because it’s mild in one person, doesn’t mean it couldn’t kill the next. So stay home. Watch a show. Wash your hands. Just be smart. Do your part to flatten the curve!
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I’m lonely AF. I GET IT! I haven’t seen another human up close in 14 days now. But this will eventually pass. We have to do our part to flatten the curve. The longer we don’t sit still, the longer this is going to be, and more people will die. We are not invincible. STAY HOME PLEASE! See you all in a month ♥️😷 stay healthy xoxo
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#corona #coronavirus #covid19 #flattenthecurve .

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