Daniel Dae Kim Tests Positive For Coronavirus And Shuts Down Racism
American actor Daniel Dae Kim announced just yesterday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Many famous personalities have fallen sick with the new virus, Daniel Dae Kim is now just one of them. The celebrity shared the news on social media in a 10-minute long Instagram post. Currently, he stars in a TV series New Amsterdam, filming in NYC.
Daniel Dae Kim’s Message On Coronavirus
Dae Kim had been filming in New York City before the show production stopped due to coronavirus. The virus has already affected several film releases including different gaming and entertainment festivals all around the globe. ironically, Dae Kim was to star in the role of a doctor fighting a flu pandemic.
In his Instagram post, Daniel Dae Kim described how he started having symptoms for the coronavirus. He told his fans that he began feeling ill while returning home on a flight to Hawaii, which escalated to chest congestion, fever and body aches. Thankfully unlike others, he isolated himself, only leaving to get a drive-through coronavirus test in Honolulu.
Amazingly, Daniel Dae Kim also revealed that while he faced the coronavirus symptoms and tested positive, he did not need to go to the hospital. That is because he started feeling better. Luckily, his family have tested negative. You can watch his video below:
He also talked about xenophobia and anti-Asian racism that has been going on since the outbreak of COVID-19 or coronavirus (SARS-CoV2). The pandemic has given rise to racist comments, especially from President Donald Trump who calls it “Chinese virus” in his every tweet. Although originated from Wuhan, China, the country has now become one of the least affected nations as new cases continue to drop at a surprising rate. On the other hand, Europe and its countries like Italy, Spain, and Germany have become the new epicenter.
In his video Daniel Dae Kim urged:
“Please stop the prejudice and senseless violence against Asian people. Randomly beating elderly, sometimes homeless Asian Americans is cowardly, heartbreaking and it’s inexcusable.”