'Jeopardy!’ Host Mayim Bialik tests positive for Covid-19, says 'It’s no joke over here'
Mayim Bialik revealed in an Instagram video on June 19 that she has tested positive for Covid-19. The ‘Jeopardy!’ host described how she's feeling both physically and mentally in a seven-minute video. She narrated, “Hey everybody. Not sure if this is clickbait or not but I have COVID and I just posted a video. Go over to Bialik’s Breakdown. Follow us while you’re at it. I did a whole video about it… I hope everyone’s doing OK … Watch the thing that I posted. Please? Maybe or not. Do whatever you want. I’m going to drink this tea and go nap.”
The 46-year-old actress is vaccinated and boosted, as per the details provided by her on the post. In Mayim’s Instagram Live on 'Bialik Breakdown', she mentioned that she may have contracted the virus while traveling. She also said that she has asthma and a thyroid condition, which has made the symptoms and side effects worse. Talking about how coronavirus has affected her mental health, she said, “I have Covid and it's no joke over here. I will say that something that I hadn’t kind of anticipated is I have a new level of anxiety about going out. Part of me feels guilty that I went out. I feel sad and I’m worried about the world again… I know the intensity will pass when I’m feeling better hopefully but right now it just feels like ‘OK, I live in my house.”
To help treat her symptoms, the actress, whose 16-year-old son and the eldest of two are also battling with the virus, has been trying a number of things which she shared by saying, "I've got zinc and magnesium and immune stuff, D3, this insane vitamin C that tastes really bad but that means it's good for you." "You know what else strangely works? Graham crackers and dark chocolate!" she joked. "I don't know, that's what I've been craving. I am hoping that it passes quickly... I’m trying to believe my body knows what to do. Please be careful, with tests being so variable... it just makes me really aware that so many of us may be walking around with negative rapids thinking that we just had allergies or it's just a cold and I think in many cases this is just what it is, it's COVID...I hope everybody stays safe... take care of yourself."
After hearing about her diagnosis, fans reached out to her in the comments section. One commented, "Sorry you have COVID. Hopefully it will be mild and short lived. Wishing you healing thoughts." Another wrote, "Feel better soon! Rest as much as you can! ❤️❤️"
Update on her well-being
The actor, known for her role in 'The Big Bang Theory' shared an update on June 21 via a video, talking about her progress. She said, “I’m feeling better. Thank you to everyone who reached out to me. Still some congestion. A little less exhausted yesterday which was a nice treat to not have to sleep as much as I felt like sleeping."