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Benedict Cumberbatch Thought He Was Patient Zero for COVID-19

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH thought he was Patient Zero for COVID-19, because he came down with something in late 2019. Benedict was shooting the movie “The Mauritanian” at the time, and he got REALLY sick.  He toughed it out, but he was throwing up in between takes. He says, quote, “I was incredibly ill, to the point that when all this COVID stuff suddenly broke in the new year, I was thinking, ‘Oh my god, was I actually patient zero?’  I was so ill, it was borderline pneumonia.” (Entertainment Weekly)