Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson, who is pregnant, tests positive for COVID-19

Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson, who lately introduced she was pregnant, revealed on social media that she examined optimistic for COVID-19.  Johnson, 29, advised her followers concerning the prognosis in a now-deleted submit on Instagram Tales. 

“Not going to lie…I am nervous figuring out I am optimistic,” she stated in a prolonged word Sunday. 

“My physique is exhausted,” she added.” I do not need to get my household sick.” 

The retired gymnast and writer additionally talked about {that a} “very shut member of the family” fought for his life whereas battling COVID-19. 

She stated on Sunday she had complications, coughing and a sore throat. Two days later, Johnson had a extra optimistic outlook about her combat with the virus. 

“I believe I’ve it fairly delicate,” she stated in a sequence of video clips on Instagram Tales. “Final night time was most likely my worst night time. I coughed all night time. That was dangerous. However like in the course of the day time, I really feel actually good. My complications are gone. My sore throat is lastly gone. It was a foul sore throat. And my stuffiness is getting higher. So, hopefully, meaning I am on the up and up.” 

Within the replace, Johnson admitted she’s nonetheless “nervous” about being pregnant and having coronavirus, however is concentrated on getting “sufficient relaxation” so she will heal.  

Johnson and her husband, Andrew East, have a 15-month-old daughter. They introduced Johnson was pregnant final month in a YouTube video. In it, the retired gymnast stated he examined optimistic for COVID-19 simply days after discovering she was pregnant. East needed to isolate from the household then, and later when Johnson examined optimistic, she remoted.  

A CDC report from final 12 months discovered restricted info instructed pregnant girls with COVID-19 is likely to be at elevated danger for extreme sickness in comparison with nonpregnant girls. Research are now underway on how the vaccine might have an effect on moms and their infants.

Johnson received a gold and three silver medals on the Beijing Olympics in 2008 for the U.S. girls’s gymnastics crew. She retired in 2012.

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