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Tue Sep 8, 2020, 03:07 PM

A teacher died of coronavirus in the middle of an online class with students


By Chris Smith @chris_writes
September 8th, 2020 at 1:26 PM

  • A teacher in Argentina died of coronavirus complications while teaching an online class, and her students witnessed the event helplessly.
  • The 46-year-old woman had been dealing with COVID-19 symptoms for weeks but decided to continue teaching her university students.
  • The event is a stern reminder that the coronavirus continues to be a significant risk for people of all ages, including students and teachers who might return to school for in-person classes.


    The reopening of schools isn’t working out quite as well as we hoped, as the novel coronavirus is still ravaging many communities across the country and around the world. We’ve seen plenty of stories that show some communities have not prepared well enough at all for the safe reopening of schools or have ignored the few safety measures that can reduce the spread of COVID-19. It’s not just kids who are getting exposed to the virus, but also teachers and other staff, as well as all the families of school children and the faculty.

    The following story shows that nobody is safe, even in those communities where in-person meetings might be rare, and classes are taught online. A teacher died of coronavirus complications after battling the illness for weeks. She was only 46-year-old, and she died while hosting a remote video conference with her students in attendance.

    Paola De Simone’s online lecture ended suddenly last week when the 40 students attending the course noticed their teacher was struggling to breathe. They asked her for her address to call for an ambulance, but she did not have time to respond. The teacher seemed to contact her husband, and the students stayed on the call until he arrived. De Simone posted on her now-deleted Twitter account that she had been battling coronavirus symptoms for weeks.

    Current and former students told The Washington Post they were not surprised when they heard that the teacher kept teaching after falling ill.

    More:
    https://bgr.com/2020/09/08/coronavirus-deaths-argentina-teacher-dies-during-online-class-5869202/
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    Tue Sep 8, 2020, 03:10 PM

    1. WOW!

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    Tue Sep 8, 2020, 03:21 PM

    2. Wow!

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    Tue Sep 8, 2020, 04:10 PM

    3. Heartbreaking.💔

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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Tue Sep 8, 2020, 06:10 PM

    4. Oh, dear lord.

    To me the main takeaway is to take care of yourself, don't be foolishly heroic when you're sick.

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    Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

    Wed Sep 9, 2020, 06:49 AM

    5. College Professor Dies Teaching Online Class After Weekslong Battle With COVID-19

    09/04/2020 09:55 am ET Updated 3 days ago

    Paola De Simone, 46, reportedly died during a virtual Zoom lecture for the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa in Buenos Aires.


    A college professor in Buenos Aires, Argentina, who had been battling symptoms of the coronavirus for several weeks reportedly collapsed and died on Wednesday while delivering an online class from her home.

    Paola De Simone, 46, a member of the government and international relations faculty at the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, passed out while teaching via the video conferencing platform Zoom, reported the Clarín newspaper.

    Students participating in the virtual lecture reportedly asked De Simone for her address so that they could send medical help, according to the Pagina 12 outlet. But she only responded “I can’t” before passing out, per MDZ Online.

    More:
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/coronavirus-argentina-professor-dies-online-class_n_5f521b09c5b6578026cc9402






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