A 17-year-old boy, whose death is linked to the Coronavirus, despite not having any prior medical issues or health conditions, was found to have been turned away from urgent care because he lacked insurance. According to the mayor, the teenager was denied treatment at a California medical facility.
R. Rex Parris confirmed the teen’s death in a video he posted to YouTube on Wednesday. In it, he was warning the public about the COVID-19 pandemic, advising them to practice self-isolation and social distancing.
”The Friday before he died, he was healthy. By Wednesday, he was dead,” continued the mayor in his video.
He also revealed that the medical staff at the facility, after the 17-year-old was turned away from urgent care, told him to go to a local public hospital. And while he was on his way to AV Hospital, he went into cardiac arrest.
“They were able to revive him and keep him alive for six hours. But by the time he got there, it was too late,” stated the mayor.
The death of the teenager comes in a wave of other reports of young, healthy people that passed away due to the Coronavirus. This just defies that the previous assumption that the virus is fatal only to older or ill.
Doctors and nurses reveal that even young people often suffer extreme symptoms. “Relatively young people, age 30 through 50, often male, with little to no known past medical history are getting sick from the virus, getting intubated, and dying” stated a resident physician from Mount Sinai in New York City.
So far, more than 140,000 cases of the virus exist in the USA alone. This places it in the number one spot for coronavirus patients across the globe. The death toll rose to more than 2,400, with those figures likely to continue soaring in the coming days.
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