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Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:52 AM

Kentucky doctor who urged mask-wearing early on dies of Covid-19

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/obituaries/kentucky-doctor-who-urged-mask-wearing-early-dies-covid-19-n1240480?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

In May, while offering her expertise as a member of the Bowling Green-Warren County Coronavirus Workgroup, Shadowen fell ill. At first, she complained of feeling tired, but on the night she was taken to the hospital, she woke up saying she was short of breath, her husband, David, said.

She toggled between local hospitals for the next four months, at times being placed on a ventilator and in the intensive care unit. During weeks she regained her strength, she was lucid enough to continue working from her hospital bed and share what she knew about the virus that was ravaging her body in unexpected ways.

"There were multiple times she thought she was turning the corner and we thought she was on the road to recovery," David Shadowen, who is also a doctor, said.

But after dealing with complications from the virus, including abdominal bleeding and weakened lungs, Shadowen died on Sept. 11 surrounded by her husband and two adult children. She was 62.


My age and an infectious disease specialist, per the article. Very scary. And people STILL want to flock to these huge gatherings with no masks or social distancing. Sigh.

RIP Dr. Rebecca Shadowen, condolences to her family






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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 12:02 PM

1. damn

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 12:14 PM

2. She Tried To Warn, She Tried To Help

Her loss is Our loss.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 01:25 PM

3. This is very sad. The front line docs and nurses are at great risk. C-19 is very destructive.

And yet we have no plan. Zero from the Cheeto and Undertaker. The only way they will get it, is if they get it.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 01:29 PM

4. Her family thinks her infection is not work related,

rather she got infected by health care aid for her mother in law. Her husband and daughter also got infected but had mild symptoms.
Most people don't wear masks at home, and obviously you have to take masks off to eat and so on.

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Mon Sep 21, 2020, 01:33 PM

5. ...

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