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Roland99

(53,342 posts)
Wed Dec 30, 2020, 06:19 PM Dec 2020

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 — 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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Parents of high school senior say COVID-19 'just ate her through' and killed her in days (Original Post) Roland99 Dec 2020 OP
I don't think we will ever know why. Delmette2.0 Dec 2020 #1
I just read that scientists are looking at a specific gene that may be responsible for the Irish_Dem Dec 2020 #2
Oh, cool. Delmette2.0 Dec 2020 #3
I know, I was surprised they were looking at a specific gene. That is good progress. Irish_Dem Dec 2020 #4
I definitely believe this must be explored...genetic connection. FarPoint Dec 2020 #5
It is being researched as we speak. nt Irish_Dem Dec 2020 #6
.... BComplex Dec 2020 #7
My hypothesis. roamer65 Dec 2020 #8

Delmette2.0

(4,195 posts)
1. I don't think we will ever know why.
Wed Dec 30, 2020, 06:30 PM
Dec 2020

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.

Irish_Dem

(50,807 posts)
2. I just read that scientists are looking at a specific gene that may be responsible for the
Wed Dec 30, 2020, 06:39 PM
Dec 2020

wide variation in the body's response to Covid.

Irish_Dem

(50,807 posts)
4. I know, I was surprised they were looking at a specific gene. That is good progress.
Wed Dec 30, 2020, 06:50 PM
Dec 2020

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

FarPoint

(12,628 posts)
5. I definitely believe this must be explored...genetic connection.
Wed Dec 30, 2020, 07:01 PM
Dec 2020

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....

roamer65

(36,753 posts)
8. My hypothesis.
Wed Dec 30, 2020, 07:25 PM
Dec 2020

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, it’s next target is children.

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