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Debi Mazar slams coronavirus testing criteria and delays in US, says 'in South Korea it takes 2 hours'

The 'Younger' star slammed the delayed treatment in the US and shed light on her severe symptoms. She also said her husband and two daughters felt struck by an "odd bug"
Debi Mazar (Getty Images)
Debi Mazar (Getty Images)

As coronavirus sweeps across the globe, several celebrities are opening up about testing positive for COVID-19. Deborah Anne Mazar Corcos aka Debi Mazar also took to Instagram to share her positive diagnosis. 

The 'Younger' star slammed the delayed treatment in the United States and shed light on her severe symptoms, including body aches, ear ringing, fever and sore throat. Moreover, she also said that her husband and two daughters felt struck by an "odd bug".

"I have just tested positive for Covid-19. I AM OK!" she wrote on Instagram, adding, "About a month ago my entire home (husband and two teen daughters) got an odd bug — low-grade fever, headaches, sore throat, body aches, ears ringing and a dry cough. It cleared up quickly. Seasonal, I thought? But it felt unusual/different."

"Two weeks later, March 15th, I woke up with all those same symptoms but super intense body aches, and 102.4 fever. I figured maybe I got the flu or... Corona? I had had cocktails the evening prior, and smoked a few cigarettes. I figured I had jacked my immune system from having a fun night with friends. I called a doctor/friend to ask if I could get the Covid-19 test on 3/16. He said NO, I didn’t meet the criteria."

Debi Mazar (Getty Images)

She continued, "I hadn’t recently traveled out of the country and I hadn't been with someone who had actually tested positive. I found this kind of CRAZY criteria for an NY’er as I had taken the subway, gone to the theater, the grocery store, the pharmacy, hair salon, etc. I was the Mom who was trying to prepare the home and get supplies and bleach wipes, dry goods, extra food, etc."

She also added, "Because we have Italian family in Italy and we follow the news closely, my biggest panic was why were they not closing schools in NYC and forbidding movement outside the home without permission, like China and all of Europe? Prospect Park yesterday, I hear was jumpin’! A friend told me that CityMD/Urgent Care in my neighborhood had test kits, which appealed to me as I wanted to stay away from the hospital."

Talking about the treatment at hospitals, she said, "I went on 3/17. First I was tested for the flu-which was negative. Then they tested me for Covid-19. I was sent home and told to quarantine myself until I had results, which would take 3-7 days (in South Korea, it takes two hours). is day 5 and I just found out. I'm hoping I’ve been through the worst of it already. It's very 'morphy'. One day I feel crappy and the next I’m normal. Today my lungs are heavy, but I’m tough."

Telling her fans and followers to stay safe, she added, "I can breathe, and I’m going to heal here in my own home! My family is under quarantine for 14 days. They have no symptoms. I think we all had it possibly already? Who knows. Anyhow, stay home people! Protect yourselves and your loved ones. Build up your immune systems."