J. K. Rowling, CH, is now a Companion of Honour.
J. K. Rowling [photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images]

British author J. K. Rowling announced on April 6 that she had suffered from COVID-19 symptoms, but is now fully recovered. Ms. Rowling has an advantage most of us don’t (beyond being fabulously wealthy); she lives with a doctor. She is married to Dr. Neil Murray.

Although she admits she wasn’t tested, Ms. Rowling says she suffered from all the symptoms of Covid-19, but is now recovered. Medical specialists do not yet know whether or not those who have survived Covid-19 are forever after immune or if they can be re-infected.

While we are glad Ms. Rowling is feeling better, there is no way to know whether or not she actually had COVID-19 or just a seasonal upper respiratory infection. Although testing for the pandemic coronavirus is difficult to obtain in the US, one would expect one of the richest women in the world, and a doctor’s wife, to be able to have access to testing in a country with the N.H.S.

During this crisis, take sensible precautions, Follow social distancing guidelines. Wear a mask out of doors, especially if it’s required in your area. Wash your hands often and well. Eat a healthy, balanced diet and get moderate exercise, both of which will help maintain your immune system.


Susan Macdonald
Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as 26 short stories, mostly fantasy in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress ”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on SCIFI.radio’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions,  Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.