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Entertainment Kathy Griffin says she can't get tested for coronavirus despite 'painful symptoms'

06:05  26 march  2020
06:05  26 march  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Kathy Griffin says she hasn' t been able to get tested for the coronavirus despite her "unbearably painful symptoms ." The 59-year-old comedian Coronavirus :Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jackson Browne, 71, tests positive. Griffin shared her health update in response to a tweet from President

Kathy Griffin says that she is currently in a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) “isolation ward Griffin continued to say in her caption that she was unable to get tested , despite exhibiting symptoms “The hospital couldn’ t test me for # coronavirus because of CDC (Pence task force) restrictions.

Kathy Griffin says she hasn't been able to get tested for the coronavirus despite her "unbearably painful symptoms."

Kathy Griffin wearing a purple shirt and smiling at the camera: Kathy Griffin attends the official opening of Paula Abdul's Flamingo Las Vegas residency on October 24, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. © Ethan Miller, Getty Images Kathy Griffin attends the official opening of Paula Abdul's Flamingo Las Vegas residency on October 24, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 59-year-old comedian revealed on Twitter Wednesday that she's been sent to a "COVID-19 isolation ward in a major hospital ER" after visiting an urgent care facility. She shared a picture of herself laying in a hospital bed wearing a mask, although it's unclear when the photo was taken. 

Despite experiencing symptoms consistent with the coronavirus, Griffin said her attempts to get tested have been unsuccessful.

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Comedienne Kathy Griffin said she had to go to the hospital after suffering 'UNBEARABLY PAINFUL symptoms ' that seemed to be linked to COVID-19. Crushing: But once inside the ER, the My Life On The D-List star said she could not get tested for the virus due to CDC restrictions even though she

Kathy Griffin was hospitalized Wednesday with what she described as “unbearably painful ” symptoms , and she blamed President Trump. The hospital couldn’ t test me for # coronavirus because of CDC (Pence task force) restrictions,” Kathy Griffin said in a tweet.

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"The hospital couldn’t test me for #coronavirus because of CDC (Pence task force) restrictions," Griffin added, citing the vice president. 

USA TODAY has reached out to Griffin's rep for comment. 


Griffin shared her health update in response to a tweet from President Donald Trump, who boasted about the large number of Americans being tested for COVID-19. 

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Nurse Kathy Miranda finished a long shift at 2am in the intensive care unit. When she went to get her Ms Miranda posted on Twitter and Facebook asking users if she could borrow a bike to get to Kathy Griffin , 59, is rushed to the ER with chest pains but says she is not allowed to get tested for

"Just reported that the United States has done far more 'testing' than any other nation, by far," Trump tweeted Wednesday. "In fact, over an eight day span, the United States now does more testing than what South Korea (which has been a very successful tester) does over an eight week span. Great job!"

Griffin fired back, tweeting, "He's lying."

The comedian's struggle to get a clear diagnosis appears to highlight the lack of accessibility to testing kits as the Trump administration scrambles to expand coronavirus testing across the country.

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Griffin's heath scare is the latest hardship for the comedian. Last week, Griffin's 99-year-old mother, Maggie Griffin, died.

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"My Mom, the one and only, Maggie Griffin, passed away," Griffin tweeted on March 17. "I am gutted. My best friend. I’m shaking. I won’t ever be prepared.” 


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