Daniel Dae Kim, positive with a positive message
Former Hawaii 5-0 actor tests positive but uses the moment to remind against prejudice.
Actor Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-0, Lost, The Good Doctor) has told his followers on social media that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.
In his video sporting “quarantine chic”, Kim said that he was “ironically” in New York shooting a TV series in which he plays a doctor who gets recruited to a hospital to help patients during a flu pandemic.
“Hi everyone- yesterday I was diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Looks like I’ll be ok, but I wanted share my journey with you in the hopes that you find it informative or helpful,” he said. “Hope you all stay safe, calm, and above all, healthy.
“Now it’s important for you guys to know that I was asymptomatic during all of this time. But as the flight was close to landing, I started noticing some scratchiness in my throat, which is unlike how I usually get sick,” he elaborated. “So when I landed, I called my family doctor in Hawaii and he told me to monitor my symptoms. To be safe, when I got home I quarantined myself in a room in the house and tried to rest on my own. But later that night, I started feeling tightness in my chest, body aches and my temperature started to rise.”
Kim says he is on the mend, but he also took time not remind everyone that “the virus doesn’t care about race or gender, religion, sexual orientation, whether you’re rich or poor, or your immigration status.”
Source: Hollywood Reporter