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Tue Sep 8, 2020, 02:07 PM

A teacher died of coronavirus in the middle of an online class with students [View all]

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 isnít working out quite as well as we hoped, as the novel coronavirus is still ravaging many communities across the country and around the world. Weíve 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. Itís 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 Simoneís 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.

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