Dr. (Said) No: Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko Contracts the Wuhan Flu, Gets Denied a Hospital Bed

Actress Olga Kurylenko poses during a photo call for the film “Paris je t’aime,” at the 59th International film festival in Cannes, southern France, in this May 18, 2006, file photo. Kurylenko will co-star in the latest installment of the 007 franchise opposite Daniel Craig, Columbia Pictures said Monday, Jan. 7, 2008. The film is slated for release Nov. 7. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

 

 

It must’ve been the work of SPECTRE.

Actress Olga Kurylenko — perhaps most known to the world as Quantum of Solace Bond Girl Camille Montes — has contracted the coronavirus.

What’s more, the former Russian model was denied a hospital bed following the diagnosis.

Why? According to an Instagram post Monday, it’s because the facility was too full.

“Why I’m not in hospital?” she asked. “Because hospitals are full and they are only taking patients that are struggling with life, if I understand correctly.”

She was given some advice in the event that things escalate:

“I was told that if I get worse to call an ambulance.”

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Thank you to everyone who has sent me well wishes, I’m overwhelmed with everyone’s kindness. I wanted to take this opportunity to answer the most common questions that I’ve been asked regarding Coronavirus. Why I’m not in hospital? Because hospitals are full and they are only taking patients that are struggling with life, if I understand correctly. I was told that if I get worse to call an ambulance. Where I got tested? In the hospital when an ambulance took me there after I called because my fever was over 39. How did I get tested? They took a swab from my throat. Where did I get coronavirus? Impossible to know. It could be anywhere. I could have touched a taxi handle and gotten it from there. It’s on surfaces! For a week my temperature was stable 38. Sometimes up to 38.5. Today it’s come down 🙏 Спасибо всем за поддержку и за тёплые слова!!! Вот ответы на некоторые из ваших вопросов: Почему я не в больнице? Потому, что больницы переполнены и забирают только людей которые борются с жизнью. Мне сказали что если станет хуже звонит опять в скорую. Где мне сделали тест? В больнице куда меня привезла скорая с температурой выше 39. Как сделали тест? Берут мазок в горле. Где я заразилась коронавирусом? Невозможно знать, так как это может быть где угодно! Он на поверхностях. Я могла открыть дверь такси и поймать его с дверной ручки. Неделю моя температура была 38-38,5. Сегодня она уменьшилась 🙏 #Coronavirus #коронавирусp #StaySafe

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Olga explained that she got tested in the hospital after calling an ambulance due to her fever of “over 39” (39 C = 102.2 F).

A throat swab rendered the diagnosis.

She has no idea where she might’ve caught it:

“Where did I get coronavirus? Impossible to know. It could be anywhere. I could have touched a taxi handle and gotten it from there. It’s on surfaces!”

Her fever’s coming down, but it was around 100-102 F for a bit:

“For a week my temperature was stable 38. Sometimes up to 38.5. Today it’s come down.”

Olga first revealed her infection on Sunday, along with a recommendation that everyone get tested.

As reported by Fox, her primary symptoms were “fever and fatigue.”

Prior to the ambulance, the 40-year-old noted that she was “locked up at home after having tested positive for Coronavirus.”

Olga’s not, as you may know, the only member of Tinseltown to get COVID-19.

The Take star Idris Elba announced Monday that he’s got the bug (Language Warning):

Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson are also wrestling the Wuhan.

The Big icon gave followers an Instagram update Tuesday:

“Hey folks. Good News: One week after testing Positive, in self-isolation, the symptoms are much the same. No fever but the blahs. Folding the laundry and doing the dishes leads to a nap on the couch. Bad news: My wife @ritawilson has won 6 straight hands of Gin Rummy and leads by 201 points.”

Back to Bond Girl Olga, she thanked her concerned friends and followers:

“Thank you to everyone who has sent me well wishes, I’m overwhelmed with everyone’s kindness.”

Speaking of, the next installment of the franchise (and a fitting title, given the state of things) — No Time to Die — has been (perhaps wisely) pushed back to November.

Personally, I wouldn’t mind Kurylenko making a return in the new film. She could battle the enemy of the oft-overlooked supervillainous cabal from the James Bond Jr. spinoff: Saboteurs and Criminals United in Mayhem — otherwise known as SCUM.

Olga could fight ’em with hand sanitizer. Watch those taxi handles, Camille.

-ALEX

 

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