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Comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish revealed that she has tested positive for COVID-19 while working on a movie.
The Self Made actress disclosed the test results during an interview with world-renowned immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci.
“I was working on a movie and someone in the movie contracted coronavirus. I was not in direct contact with them, but they sent all of us home, we stopped the movie. They suggested I go get tested. I got tested, got the results back two days later, they said I didn’t have the coronavirus,” Haddish told Dr. Fauci.
“Get the tests the second time. I’m not feeling any symptoms or anything, and it comes back like two days later, and they said I did have the coronavirus,” she said. “Then I went and tested again, didn’t have the virus, and then I got tested for antibodies, they said I had antibodies. That was three months ago, I’ve been tested 12 times now because I’ve been working and everything.”
“Then I get tested again, no virus, and then I had them test me for antibodies again, and then they said I don’t have any antibodies,” she added. “So I think I’m superhuman.”
The pair also discussed reservations about the upcoming vaccines for the virus.
“It’s understandable that people can have some hesitancy about getting vaccines,” Fauci said. “You can’t expect the people who aren’t trustworthy about vaccines to just believe everybody,” he continued. “I think particularly in the African-American community, which, over decades, historically, have suffered from being taken advantage of by medical community and testing. I mean the infamous Tuskegee [Experiment] is something we will never, and should never forget.”
The vaccine is expected to be in short supply when it initially becomes available, though CDC planning documents say significantly more will be available by January 2021.