British Woman Who Warned Public about COVID-19 Dangers from ICU Bed Is Reportedly Back Home
The woman whose video clip went viral after she was recorded struggling to breathe has been discharged from the hospital and is now back home recovering.
Tara Jane Langston, a 39-year-old mother who became the face of the COVID-19, has reportedly been released from Hillingdon Hospital where she was receiving treatment. She is now on the mend with only a slight cough plaguing her.
The mother of two became famous when a video that featured her coughing and struggling to breathe while warning of the dangers the virus presented went viral over the internet.
She reportedly made the video in the ICU unit and shared it via WhatsApp to her friends, warning them to take the virus seriously and remain careful. Tara described attempting to draw breath very painful — like having glass in your lungs.
If you know someone who is in a high risk group, there are things you can do to help them — make sure they stay at home and have all the supplies of food and medication they need.— NHS London (@NHSEnglandLDN) March 23, 2020
Do it for them, do it for your family, and do it for all Londoners. https://t.co/xrYgihwlQ8 pic.twitter.com/njtjtKTLI8
Now, according to MailOnline, Tara is back home in the company of her husband and two daughters. "It was the best ever Mother's Day present, I am just so happy to be home to see my girls and husband. And to know that I have beaten coronavirus," she said.
She further shared that while she is still in the process of making a full recovery, she feels "so much better" than when she made the viral video.
Before her discharge from the hospital, Tara sent an optimistic video clip to her daughters, 3-year-old Meadow, and 17-year-old Annabelle. She said:
"I can breathe. I am so happy. To my husband and two daughters, mummy is coming home soon."
The 39-year-old survivor was picked from the Hillingdon hospital on Sunday morning by her husband, Richard. She was whisked away to their home in West London, where she and her daughters had an emotional reunion.
After she tested positive for the virus, her family went into self-isolation, and shortly after, she went public with a video that has allegedly been viewed by several thousands around the world. The footage served as a wakeup call to people who used to think the virus only infects the elderly and those with underlying health problems.
Nicole Keatley, Tara's sister, also made sure to share the video to her Facebook page with a lengthy caption that warned against taking the COVID-19 pandemic with levity.
The NHS has urged people infected with the virus to stop taking Ibuprofen and to use paracetamol instead. The information comes amid fears the drug might worsen the effects of the illness on the host body.
Though no evidence proves that Ibuprofen can make the coronavirus worse, infected people have been advised to use paracetamol unless told otherwise by qualified medical personnel.
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