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'Betty is fine,' representative assures after her name trends on Twitter amid coronavirus outbreak

Fans were so worried about the 98-year-old that the icon began trending on Twitter right after Tom Hanks revealed he'd tested positive for coronavirus.

'Betty is fine,' representative assures after her name trends on Twitter amid coronavirus outbreak
Cover Image Source: Actress Betty White accepts Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award onstage during The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 26, 2015, in Burbank, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NATAS)

Netizens had a complete meltdown on Wednesday night when Tom Hanks broke the news that he and his wife, Rita Wilson, have tested positive for coronavirus. Despite many wondering for weeks why no one famous had been infected, when Hollywood's nicest guy drew the short straw, it hit a bit too close to home. The painful reality check also left the internet terrified for the wellbeing of another national treasure: Betty White. In fact, fans were so worried about the 98-year-old that The Golden Girls icon began trending on Twitter the same night as Hanks.

From suggesting that White should immediately be quarantined as a preventative measure to threatening the virus itself, fans of the legend vowed to put their own lives on the line for her if need be.

























Of course, seeing the legend's name trend on Twitter at a time when it's been revealed that older people are more susceptible to fatalities if infected only made matters worse. People were legit terrified.













The online panic got so out of hand that a representative for White had to clear the air by issuing this very informative statement to TODAY: "Betty is fine." Phew!

Despite the clarification from White's representative, fans of notable personalities in the over-60 demographic might still have reason to worry. A top CDC official recommended on Monday that those in this age group and anyone with chronic medical conditions should prepare for a lengthy stay at home. "This seems to be a disease that affects adults and most seriously older adults," director of the CDCโ€™s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, told reporters on a conference call. "Starting at age 60, there is an increasing risk of disease and the risk increases with age."



We're glad you're okay, Betty.

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