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Wed Dec 30, 2020, 05:19 PM

Parents of high school senior say COVID-19 'just ate her through' and killed her in days

Parents of high school senior say COVID-19 'just ate her through' and killed her in days
"I have no words for it. I just can't believe how fast that it progressed," her father, Don Simental said.

https://www.whas11.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/sarah-simental-covid19/67-95d0bf1f-3f92-461c-8cdf-ddbb22b90dee

CHICAGO ó A family in Chicago is remembering their 18-year-old daughter who died from COVID-19, ABC Chicago reports.

Sarah Simental's parents told the news station their daughter didn't have any other health problems but couldn't beat the coronavirus.

Her mother Deborah Simental said her daughter's symptoms started with a headache. Then, it turned into a sore throat and body aches just a few days before Christmas, according to ABC Chicago.

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"It literally just ate her through," her mother added. "And no parent should ever have to watch their child go through that."



video story here:
https://abc7ny.com/9168378/

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Roland99 Dec 2020 OP
Delmette2.0 Dec 2020 #1
Irish_Dem Dec 2020 #2
Delmette2.0 Dec 2020 #3
Irish_Dem Dec 2020 #4
FarPoint Dec 2020 #5
Irish_Dem Dec 2020 #6
BComplex Dec 2020 #7
roamer65 Dec 2020 #8

Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 05:30 PM

1. I don't think we will ever know why.

Why do some people succumb so quickly and other people make it through.

I'm so sorry for your loss. Nothing makes sense anymore.

I really do understand some of what you are feeling. Three years ago I lost my son 18 hours after bringing him home from the hospital.

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 05:39 PM

2. I just read that scientists are looking at a specific gene that may be responsible for the

wide variation in the body's response to Covid.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 05:46 PM

3. Oh, cool.

The wonders of modern medicine.



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Response to Delmette2.0 (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 05:50 PM

4. I know, I was surprised they were looking at a specific gene. That is good progress.

So theoretically, in the future, a DNA test could tell a person if they are more or less vulnerable to Covid.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 06:01 PM

5. I definitely believe this must be explored...genetic connection.

There is some key to this virus response....something that is lacking or the response to defend the body is hyper-accelerated to where we have system/organ shutdown....

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 06:06 PM

6. It is being researched as we speak. nt

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 06:17 PM

7. ....

I feel better knowing that.

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Response to Roland99 (Original post)

Wed Dec 30, 2020, 06:25 PM

8. My hypothesis.

Genetic variances in how many ACE2 receptors each person has at the cellular level. We can already see that the virus is adjusting to people with lesser amounts of them.

By upping its expression of spike proteins, itís next target is children.

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