Aaron Tveit has tested positive (BUT IS OK!)

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https://www.broadway.com/buzz/198880/moulin-rouge-star-aaron-tveit-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-and-offers-message-this-can-affect-anyone/

 

https://www.playbill.com/article/aaron-tveit-tests-positive-for-covid-19

He so far has been the only Broadway actor to publicly announce that he has contracted the virus.  He is a success story in that the symptoms have been the same as a minor cold, and we're glad to hear he's doing better.

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My question is how did he get a test if his symptoms are that of a minor cold? There are some very sick people out there who can’t get tested.
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Yeah--like my sister who had to wait over a week. A nurse finally went to her home today and tested her and the results will be in tomorrow. But she's eating a little more and she sounded a little better when we spoke last night. I've been quarantined form work for 2 weeks,but at least they're paying me, so thank goodness for that.

Anyway,back to the topic at hand: I hope Aaron does not develop symptoms. Glad he is OK.

Updated On: 3/23/20 at 01:22 PM
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Gavin Creel has announced it days ago...

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imeldasturn said: "Gavin Creel has announced it days ago..."

He announced days ago that he had been tested and was "pretty sure" he had it. He announced today that he had, in fact, tested positive.

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Daniel Dae Kim and David Bryan have confirmed cases. Aaron Tveit has tested positive (BUT IS OK!)

Updated On: 3/23/20 at 01:27 PM
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LarryD2 said: "imeldasturn said: "Gavin Creel has announced it days ago..."

He announced days ago that he had been tested and was "pretty sure" he had it. He announced today that he had, in fact, tested positive.
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I wonder if Sara Bareilles has been tested since she and Gavin were starring together in WAITRESS in the West End but cut their runs short in order to get back to the US.

Updated On: 3/23/20 at 02:06 PM
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fosterfan2 said: "Yeah--like my sister who had to wait over a week. A nurse finally went to her home today and tested her and the results will be in tomorrow. But she's eating a little more and she sounded a little better when we spoke last night. I've been quarantined form work for 2 weeks,but at least they're paying me, so thank goodness for that.

Anyway,back to the topic at hand: I hope Aaron does not develop symptoms. Glad he is OK.
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Based on your sister's experience, I think it is pretty obvious why someone with even minor symptoms should be tested, that way they aren't quickly spreading it to others. I hope she, and Aaron, are able to get healthy.

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I believe you mean Sara. Jessie was in The Minutes on Broadway.
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Yes, I realized that as soon as I'd hit the "Post Message" button .... I have already made the correction.

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Jordan Catalano said: "My question is how did he get a test if his symptoms are that of a minor cold? There are some very sick people out there who can’t get tested."

 

If you are rich, famous, well connected w/ a great doctor...you can easily get the test...but

You want a coronavirus test -- here's why your doctor probably won't give you one

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/22/health/coronavirus-testing-priorities-doctors/index.html

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Aaron Tveit said his symptoms were like a mild cold and that he lost the sense of smell and taste, which are 2 symptoms specific to CORONA-19.  He had already quarantined himself and was responsible in seeking testing.  I think his speaking about it publicly is quite helpful because it reinforces that anyone can get this and recover from it, but that it's still important to take precautions.  I hope he and Gavin Creel recover soon.

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I, too, am very surprised that he managed to actually get a test. He’s not that rich and famous.

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Jordan Catalano said: "My question is how did he get a test if his symptoms are that of a minor cold? There are some very sick people out there who can’t get tested."

Of which I am one! No fever, no respiratory issues, no foreign travel but you have, cough, body aches, chills, a headache and congestion?!?


Nah, you can't get tested! You don't meet criteria...call us again when you are at death's door...

Oh but I'm slowly regaining my sense of taste and smell...so that's a start...

Updated On: 3/23/20 at 03:24 PM
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Get well soon Aaron! Thanks for all of the great musical theatre work.

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If you are rich, famous, well connected w/ a great doctor...you can easily get the test.

Of course. Celebrities and the wealthy will always have access to the best healthcare and anything they want. All of them that tested positive seem to have mild symptoms, but since they wanted to know, their doctor set them up with a test. It's unfair, but that's just how the world works. The people without access are the ones that need it the most. Surprised some people don't seem to understand that. 

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Every night, Tveit doesn’t hail a cab or call an Uber to “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” where he plays the naive American writer Christian, who falls in love with the divine French courtesan Satine (Karen Olivo). Instead, Tveit rides the subway from his apartment in Astoria to the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in Times Square.

https://variety.com/2019/legit/features/aaron-tveit-broadway-moulin-rouge-the-musical-1203355295/

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Sutton Ross said: "If you are rich, famous, well connected w/ a great doctor...you can easily get the test.

Of course. Celebrities and the wealthy will always have access to the best healthcare and anything they want. All of themthat tested positive seem to have mild symptoms, but since they wanted to know, their doctor set them up with a test. It's unfair, but that's just how the world works. The peoplewithout access are the ones that need it the most. Surprised some people don't seem to understand that.
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I know..it is what it is...DRAKE got tested without symptoms because he spent the night with Kevin Durant of the BK Nets who tested positive

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Are people just learning that the US healthcare system is built on inequity?

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And then vote for people that won't do anything about it hehe. 

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Updated On: 3/23/20 at 04:24 PM
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I know..it is what it is...DRAKE got tested without symptoms because he spent the night with Kevin Durant of the BK Nets who tested positive

Drake is also in Canada where the testing situation is different.

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"Are people just learning that the US healthcare system is built on inequity?"

Right?!?

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CarlosAlberto said: "Jordan Catalano said: "My question is how did he get a test if his symptoms are that of a minor cold? There are some very sick people out there who can’t get tested."

Of which I am one! No fever, no respiratory issues, no foreign travel but you have, cough, body aches, chills, a headache and congestion?!?


Nah, you can't get tested! You don't meet criteria...call us again when you are at death's door...

Oh but I'm slowly regaining my sense of taste and smell...so that's a start...
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I wish you a speedy and complete recovery!

Updated On: 3/23/20 at 04:30 PM
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Katie Webber, an ensemble member in Tina the musical, announced about a week ago she tested positive for Coronavirus and has been publicly sharing her experience via her Instagram. Her handle is @katiewebbernyc. I find her posts to be extremely straight forward / informative.
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Didn’t Kem Martin post on her Instagram story that she and her husband Tam, who is the Duke in Moulin Rouge, have it as well?