Leslie Odom Jr.: Fighting swine flu made me take COVID-19 more seriously

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Leslie Odom Jr. says his battle with swine flu in 2010 made him more conscious of the threat of COVID-19. The 39-year-old actor contracted H1N1 during the swine flu pandemic in 2010, and has said going through the experience made him realise how “debilitating” viruses can be, which made him take the current health crisis more seriously. He said: “I think, when your body houses a foreign host, I think something happens psychologically. You really realize how vulnerable you are, and how I could go from a … veritably healthy guy in my mid-20s and that I could get this illness that, in some ways, …

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