Unclear reasons: Hamilton still untested for Covid 19

The reigning world champion, the Briton, wanted to reassure himself about his state of health, after rubbing shoulders with some of the personalities who proved positive at Covid-19, but yet hasn’t received a test.

Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton has been confined for the past week as a precautionary measure after meeting people infected with the coronavirus.

Two weeks ago, the British driver attended a dinner with several personalities, including two who later announced they were positive at Covid-19: Sophie Trudeau, the wife of the Canadian Prime Minister, and British actor Idris Elba. This situation gave rise to rumours about the state of health of the six-time Formula 1 world champion.

 

On Saturday, Lewis Hamilton therefore reassured his fans on social networks:

“I wanted to tell you that I’m fine, that I feel fit and that I work out twice a day. I don’t have any symptoms and it’s now 17 days since I saw Sophie and Idris.

“I’m in contact with Idris and I’m happy to know that he’s doing well. I have spoken to my doctor and I’ve checked if I need to be tested, but the truth is that there are a limited number of tests available and there are people who need them more than I do, especially since I have not shown any symptoms.”

He added: “So I’ve been in isolation for the past week since the cancellation of free practice (of the Australian Grand Prix) on Friday and I’ve kept my distance from the others.

“The most important thing everyone can do is to remain optimistic, apply social distancing as much as possible, isolate yourself if necessary and wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.”

The incubation period, the time between infection with the virus and the first symptoms of a disease that has killed more than 4,000 people worldwide, is estimated by the World Health Organization to be between 1 and 14 days.

“I also spoke to my doctor and asked him again if I needed to be tested, but there are not many tests available and there are people who need it more than I do,” added the driver, who has been in isolation since March 13, when the Australian Grand Prix was cancelled.

It is possible that Hamilton has the virus but is unaffected by symptoms, such is the insidious nature of this infection.

It’s unclear as to why Idris and Sophie elected to be tested but Hamilton was told not to bother. The limited tests have always been in short supply but others in the party had been tested. TJ13 won’t make speculation as to what makes Lewis different, but clearly there’s more than one reason he didn’t get a test.

 

 

2 responses to “Unclear reasons: Hamilton still untested for Covid 19

  1. TJ13 – UNCLEAR REASONS: HAMILTON STILL UNTESTED
    LH – “I also spoke to my doctor and asked him again if I needed to be tested, but there are not many tests available and there are people who need it more than I do,”

    TJ13 – “It’s unclear as to why Idris and Sophie elected to be tested but Hamilton was told not to bother.”
    Also TJ13 (literally the next sentence) – The limited tests have always been in short supply
    It would be entirely down to the individual and that persons medical advice as to why they would be tested. For example, Idris in the UK may have been advised at the time by the NHS when there were sufficient supplies of tests – similarly Sophie Trudeau while Lews may have been in the US where testing wasnt being favoured by the Trump administration at the time
    Its also known that Lewis is a bit philanthropic, so could have CHOSEN not not be tested if he knew he was in isolation and hadn’t risked passing it on

    This is just ANOTHER example of the incessant hounding of Lewis that you have demonstrated over the years, as well as further evidence that you will do, say and write any old shit just to get some clicks

    Pathetic really when you see through the veneer

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