Actress Kristy Swanson, known for playing Buffy in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer film, recently received prayers and support from numerous Hollywood celebrities after she announced she had been hospitalized with complications from COVID-19.
Swanson announced she had been hospitalized on November 1st on Twitter.
She wrote, “Prayers for me please. Yesterday I took an ambulance ride to the hospital. I’m still here with pneumonia, I’m on oxygen etc, all covid related of course. I’m in good spirits and in great hands.”
In a subsequent tweet, she added, “Thank you all for the prayers it truly means a lot to me. I can feel it.”
She added, “Just little more clarification & update, I was just at the tail end of my Covid diagnosis when it jumped into my lungs. So they are treating me with Baricitinib & blood thinners so I don’t clot. I’m ok.”
In a third tweet she stated, “Virtua memorial in Mount Holly NJ has been incredible. They are so on top it and have a wonderful staff. My night nurse is Rose and I love her because she takes care of me and that’s my moms name.
“The paramedics in NJ are super pro, friggin amazing and hot AF! I’m doing great,” she tweeted.
In response to Swanson’s announcement that she had been hospitalized a number of Hollywood celebrities expressed their support and noted they were praying for her.’
Former Charmed actress Alyssa Milano tweeted, “Praying for your speedy recovery and no long haul symptoms.”
Supergirl’s Lex Luthor actor Jon Cryer wrote, “OMG I’m so sorry to hear this but glad to hear you are in great hands and getting good care.”
He added, “You and your family are in my thoughts. I wish you strength and rest and happiness and health.”
Frozen and Beauty and the Beast actor Josh Gad tweeted to Swanson, “Wishing you a very speedy recovery.”
While Swanson received quite a number of tweets offering her support and noted they were praying for, a number of people had very different reactions to Swanson’s announcement that she had been hospitalized.
Mac McKee, who describes himself as a professor emeritus at Utah State University, tweeted, “Just let her die.”
Cougar Town actor Bob Clendenin tweeted, “Hope you free up the bed soon for someone who didn’t spread ignorance and misinformation.”
Twitter user Marisa Ronis tweeted, “no, our prayers are reserved for those who got vaccinated but still ended up in the hospital through no fault of their own. sorry.”
A number of individuals expressed their desire for Swanson to get vaccinated and promote other people to get vaccinated.
Susan Ashcraft tweeted, “My mama taught me that the good Lord helps those who help themselves. People who get vaccinated are far less likely to end up in the hospital. Hmm. I don’t wish you ill but I’m praying for those who are acting to end the pandemic not to prolong it.”
Trish Zornio also tweeted, “I wish you a speedy recovery in hopes that you will use your experience and platform to change your stance on vaccines and COVID-19 moving forward.”
Twitter user MercurySchroepp said, “I wish you a speedy recovery. I hope that you will urge your followers to get vaccinated so they do not end up in your situation. You have a chance to make a real difference.”
Swanson previously compared Covid-19 to the flu. In response to an article from CNBC, she tweeted, “Oh I see, so it behaves just like the flu. Every year a new flew strain arises & a new vaccine comes out for it, if you want to get one.”
She added, “That’s exactly what this whole thing is, except this time they want to mandate vaccines so they can make mo-money.”
Interestingly enough receiving the vaccine does not prevent people from contracting Covid-19 or transmitting it. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states, “Infections happen in only a small proportion of people who are fully vaccinated, even with the Delta variant. When these infections occur among vaccinated people, they tend to be mild.”
They continue, “If you are fully vaccinated and become infected with the Delta variant, you can spread the virus to others.”
“People with weakened immune systems, including people who take immunosuppressive medications, may not be protected even if fully vaccinated,” The CDC reports.
A study out of the University of Umea in Sweden also claims, “Vaccine effectiveness against symptomatic Covid-19 infection wanes progressively over time across all subgroups, but at different rate according to type of vaccine, and faster for men and older frail individuals.”
It adds, “The effectiveness against severe illness seems to remain high through 9 months, although not for men, older frail individuals, and individuals with comorbidities. This strengthens the evidence-based rationale for administration of a third booster dose.”
Pfizer biochemist and scientist Nick Karl also notes that individuals who are naturally immune to Covid-19 will have more antibodies to fight against the virus.
He was recorded by Project Veritas stating, “When somebody is naturally immune, like, they got COVID… they probably have better, like, not better, but more antibodies against the virus. Because what the vaccine is – is, like I said, that protein – that’s just on the outside. So it’s just one antibody against one specific part of the virus.”
“When you actually get the virus, you’re going to start producing antibodies against, like, multiple pieces of virus – and not only just like that outside portion, like the inside portion, the actual virus. So, your antibodies are probably better at that point than the vaccination,” he explained.
What do you make of the responses to Kristy Swanson being hospitalized with complications from Covid-19?