A 30-year-old man from Texas died from the brand new coronavirus after attending a “COVID-19” occasion hosted by an contaminated particular person, a health care provider has revealed, underlining the chance to youthful folks.
Jane Appleby, chief medical officer on the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, stated the person thought the virus was a hoax, regardless of it killing greater than 135,000 folks in the US thus far.
“Somebody can be recognized with the illness, and so they’ll have a celebration to ask their associates over to see if they’ll beat the illness,” Appleby stated in a video broadcast by US media on Sunday.
“One of many issues that was heart-wrenching that he stated to his nurse was, ‘You recognize, I feel I made a mistake.’
“He thought the illness was a hoax. He thought he was younger and invincible and would not get affected by the illness.”
Appleby stated younger sufferers usually don’t understand how sick they’re.
“They do not look actually sick. However if you verify their oxygen ranges and their lab exams, they’re actually sicker than they seem,” she stated, calling on folks to take the dangers critically.
The Trump administration on Sunday once more pressed for full faculty reopenings within the fall, at the same time as resurgent coronavirus infections — a lot of them blamed on youthful folks — and a file spike in circumstances in Florida elevate additional questions concerning the nation’s efforts to quell the illness.
America has by far the world’s highest caseload and variety of deaths.
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