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Betty White Is Fine

She's fine!

By now, you probably know that there's a virus going around the globe called COVID-19, aka the coronavirus.

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While most cases of COVID-19 are mild, many have been quite severe, and older people are more susceptible to fatalities if they contract the virus.

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So, with everyone being told to take special care of their senior friends, relatives, and neighbors in the midst of this pandemic, people on Twitter had one question on their minds: Is Betty White safe?

Checking twitter to make sure Betty White is okay

And last night, many folks started tweeting their concerns for the 98-year-old Hollywood legend, wanting to make sure she was okay.

Someone get Betty White into her own quarantine... we can’t lose her #CoronaOutbreak

And the Betty White tweets only intensified after Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson announced they had tested positive for COVID-19.

@ coronavirus so help me god if you do anything to Betty White we’re gonna have some problems

All of the tweets about Betty White caused her name to start trending on the site — which only made people even MORE anxious about her well-being.

Saw Betty White trending and DO NOT EVER FUCKING GODDAMN SCARE ME LIKE THAT AGAIN I SWEAR TO GOD

People saw her name trending and jumped to the worst possible conclusions.

Y’all idiots are making me panic cause I saw Betty White Trending for no reason. Fucking hate it here

Well, here's the good news. Betty White is fine, and a representative just released a very short statement to Today confirming this. It reads:

Betty White is fine.

So, there you have it: Betty White is fine, and we should all be careful not to accidentally spread unnecessary panic online.

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I'll end this post with a lil' PSA for BuzzFeed readers, many of whom are a lot younger than Betty White: The best way to protect older folks from COVID-19 is to protect yourself! Wash your hands regularly, practice good hygiene, and avoid large crowds as much as possible. If you can keep yourself healthy, you won't risk infecting others — and you'll free up medical resources (like doctors and hospital space) for those who need them most. Here's a handy guide for how to stay healthy over the coming months.

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