Madonna Says She's Tested Positive for Coronavirus Antibodies So Can Freely "Breathe in the COVID-19 Air"

But actual doctors might advise against it
Madonna Says She's Tested Positive for Coronavirus Antibodies So Can Freely 'Breathe in the COVID-19 Air'
While misinformation about COVID-19 is rampant these days, we're lucky to keep getting advice from the real health experts — celebrities. Among them is Madonna, who has informed us she has tested positive for the coronavirus antibodies. As such, she plans to take a long drive and "breathe in the COVID-19 air" — an activity that she implies is now totally safe for her to do.

In Madonna's latest instalment of her "Quarantine Diary" Instagram series — where she previously called COVID-19 the "great equalizer — she let us know about her apparent diagnosis.

"Took a test the other day and I found out that I have the antibodies," she says, all the while typing on an old typewriter and playing some jazz record. "So tomorrow I'm just going to go for a long drive in the car, and I'm gonna roll down the window and I'm gonna breathe in the COVID-19 air. Yup. I hope the sun is shining."

#staysafe #staysane

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Of course, if you've been paying any kind of attention, you'll know that testing positive for coronavirus antibodies doesn't mean you are magically immune to COVID-19. As multiple IRL health experts have pointed out, the presence of coronavirus antibodies may not mean that someone is protected from reinfection.

According to Maria van Kerkhove — who is an actual doctor and works for the World Health Organization — there is a huge lack of evidence around coronavirus immunity.

"Right now, we have no evidence that the use of a serological test can show that an individual has immunity or is protected from reinfection," she said last month.

"These antibody tests will be able to measure that level of seroprevalence — that level of antibodies but that does not mean that somebody with antibodies means that they are immune."

But ultimately the choice of who to believe is up to you — Madonna or someone actually trained in medicine.