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Alyssa Milano Tested Positive for COVID Anti-bodies despite Testing Negative for the Virus Twice – Here's How She Feels

Busayo Ogunjimi
Aug 08, 2020
11:00 P.M.
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“Sorry Not Sorry” podcast host, Alyssa Milano, appeared on “Cuomo Prime Time” a day after she revealed that she tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies after previously testing negative multiple times.

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An angered Alyssa Milano was live on CNN anchor Chris Cuomo’s show, “Cuomo Prime Time” on Thursday and vented her frustration over the inconsistencies observed with COVID-19 tests and the absence of federal guidelines and assistance with testing.

Alyssa Milano attends The 2016 Maxim Party With Bootsy Bellows at Treasure Island on February 6, 2016 | Photo: Getty Images

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Milano also said that her experience with the disease and the fact that she tested negative despite having symptoms made her feel terrible. She said:

"I vacillate between anger, anxiety, and just complete sadness."

Alyssa Milano also expressed sympathy for people without health insurance and those that did not have access to tests and medical treatments.

Alyssa Milano is seen outside Good Morning America on October 14, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

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The actress said that it emphasized the need for the establishment of a federal program and the availability of more testing centers to cater to everyone.

After four months of living with the symptoms, Milano went for another antibody test.

Alyssa Milano also blamed the continuous spread of the novel coronavirus in America on the government, saying that their inaction and the lack of testing was a major contributing factor.

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Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease expert, was also live on the show and answered Alyssa’s question about what she should do after recovering from COVID-19 as there was no guidance on that.

The doctor said that there was no plan that he could tell her that'll aid her post-recovery, as health practitioners were still getting to understand the virus.

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However, Schaffner advised her to continuously see her primary healthcare physician, who would then tell her the right steps to take to aid her recovery process.

On Wednesday, Milano revealed in an Instagram post that she had tested positive to COVID-19 antibodies. She shared a picture of herself with a ventilator when she was sick, and a notification of her positive test for the antibodies.

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In the caption to the post, Milano narrated her ordeal, saying the picture was taken on April 2, when she was very sick. The actress also revealed that she lost 9 pounds in two weeks.

She explained how she tested negative to COVID-19 twice in March and also tested negative to the antibodies once, despite having all the virus symptoms.

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After four months of living with the symptoms, Milano went for another antibody test from a blood draw, which came out positive. This made her believe that the testing system was flawed and that the real numbers of infected people are unknown.

Alyssa Milano said she felt like she was dying while struggling with the symptoms and added that she would be donating her plasma to save a life.

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