Writer Jack Thorne treated for coronavirus

BAFTA-winning writer Jack Thorne is receiving treatment for what he believes to be coronavirus.

Thorne, 41, is best known for TV dramas including His Dark Materials, National Treasure, s Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams, Kiri, The Virtues, Skins, Shameless, Cast-offs, and This Is England.

On Twitter he said he has suffered from a high temperature, cough and exhaustion, which has aggravated his asthma. Thorne has been given a course of steroids and said his health is improving.

“Seem to have Covid, which is not reacting great with my asthma. Amazing treatment from my GP over the phone, taking the time to give me all sorts of tests THEN consulting with a colleague before prescribing. Feel like I’ve been run over by an elephant but in total awe of the NHS,” he tweeted on Monday.

In an update he said: “Feeling better after two days of steroids. Still v tired, but the elephant has been replaced by a mountain lion. Of course it could not be Covid (wish we had Germany’s resources) in which case this is not reassuring to anyone. But, for me, at this moment, the drugs have worked.”

Thorne also wrote the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which has halted performances in Melbourne.

Source: Deadline

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