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Popular Fort Myers blogger has COVID-19

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Popular Fort Myers blogger has COVID-19
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ACCESS THE WEBSITE...SHOULD TOFAX THEIR INFORMATION TO THEAGENCY.A FORT MYERS BLOGGER, WITHHUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FANS ONFACEBOOK, HAS COME DOWN WITHCOVID-19.MARY KATHERINE BACKSTROM JUSTGOT OUT OF THE HOSPITAL, ANDNOW, SHE HAS A MESSAGE FOR THECOMMUNITY.FOUR IN YOUR CORNER ROB MANCHSPOKE WITH HER IN A VIRTUALINTERVIEW, AND HAS THE STORY FORUS FROM FORT MYERS TONIGHT.INTRO:Backstrom had enough energy tospeak with me today, but shespent her Sunday in theemergency room here atHealthpark Medical center.Now, on a day when morebusinesses are reopening allacross Florida, Backstrom istelling her followers to stayhome.PK"I did test positive forCOVID-19, so happy mother’s dayto me".One week ago, Backstrom was ableto joke about the diseasletting her fans know she hadit.But today, she’s not laughing."I’m a 36-year-old mother whois very healthy, and I have aheart rate of somebody who hasrun a marathon when I’m lyingdown."Two weeks ago, Backstrom wasrunning 3 to 4 times a week.She was managing a successfulblog that landed her on theEllen Degenerous show last year.Then, in a matter of days, shewas in a hospital bed with a baddiagnosis."My doctor thinks that I’llprobably be able to run in 6months to a year like normal,but that’s not a guarantee."But today, as Backstrom recoversat home, thousands more peopleare heading back to work.10 days ago, malls opened backup.Then last Monday, it wasbarbershops and salons.Today, gyms can operate at 50percent capacity.Backstrom says, it’s a mistake."I just think there’sdevastating consequences forsome of the choices that we’remaking right now, and it’s veryconcerning."And Backstrom is using herplatform on Facebook toencourage people to continuewearing masks and washing theirhands."Just try and be a communityplayer, because the virus isstill here, it’s still active,and it’s not going away rightnow."TAG:Backstrom’s husband also testedpositive, and their two kids arepresumed to have the virus aswell.She says her main goal is tomake sure, as things do start toreturn to normal, that peopledon’t get complacent




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