Old photo of people eating in a busy restaurant - year 2019
No one gave him any chance of survival, but he defeated death after a 92-day battle! The story of Bromyard's 56-year-old Briton Steve White, who fell ill with COVID-19 in March, impressed the entire planet.
Steve White had been ill with COVID-19 for 92 days, doctors gave him a 1% chance of survival, and now he was discharged and returned home. Steve White, 56, the father of two children, has returned to his home in Bromyard, Herefordshire, after being connected to the assisted breathing apparatus for days.
On March 19, Steve White arrived at Hereford Hospital in a rather serious condition. Gradually, his body gave way and he ended up in the Intensive Care Unit. He went into a coma and was kept alive only by machines. His family began to prepare for the funeral and waited overnight for the doctors to give him the fatal news.
But on Thursday, June 18, Steve White was discharged. On the same day, doctors named him a national superhero because he fought the deadliest virus for the longest time, killing more than 42,600 people in the United Kingdom.
His stepdaughter, Lorna Townsend, 38, called the ambulance on March 19 and told the Daily Mail that at the time, COVID-19 patients spent an average of only eight days in hospital. In mid-April, the nightmare began and the family was called to the hospital almost daily to say goodbye to Steve, whose condition deteriorated overnight.
Heart-breaking! Gene Campbell (89 years old) and Dorothy (88 years old) have been married for 60 years and have never been separated. But for two days, the pensioner from Kirkland, Washington, was quarantined in a medical center, after being diagnosed with the deadly virus. Every day, the old woman comes to see the love of her life, because it may be the last time.
Hunchbacked, with tears in her eyes and emotion in her throat, Dorothy Campbell came to the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington to see the man who had been her shadow for 60 years. A young man comes to grab her arm and guide her to the window behind which she waits impatiently, "like a candle in a cuckoo's nest," Gene Campbell, her husband.
The old woman looks up from the ground and recognizes Charlie Campbell, her only son. He tries to smile at her, but a stream of tears floods his wrinkled cheeks. The man was diagnosed with COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 after staff at the Kirkland nursing home where he was unable to isolate the retirees well enough from the deadly microbe, in front of which they are safe victims. In vain the federal authorities have launched an investigation and want to find out the culprits of the contamination of the elderly.
For Gene and Dorothy, time is running out and every moment can be the last for them. The Kirkland Asylum has become the epicenter of coronavirus in the United States with 6 deaths out of a total of 14 recorded nationwide. Most elderly people at the medical center suffer from chronic diseases and are safe victims of coronavirus contamination. Gene puts her trembling hand on the phone and calls Dorothy. He tells her that he loves her and that she feels good. He makes a discreet sign to Charlie and the boy understands that his father has just told him with his eyes that he doesn't think he will live long and that Dorothy will need all his care. They will never touch each other again because Gene doesn't want to make his wife sick. He resigned because he knew she was safe.
Can't bear to eat alone? - one restaurant in Thailand is using stuffed pandas in order to respect the social distancing rules
In Thailand, one restaurant want's to meets new social distancing guidelines by providing lonely diners a bit of company - by seating stuffed pandas at its tables.
Thailand has relaxed some restrictions on businesses as the number of coronavirus cases slowed, allowing restaurants to reopen but with strict rules in place to reduce the risk of the virus spreading.
"Earlier we had only one chair for the tables where the customer came alone. But for me, it felt strange, so I thought I'd give them some company," said Natthwut Rodchanapanthkul, the owner of Maison Saigon, a Vietnamese restaurant in Bangkok.
Sitting opposite one of the panda dolls, diner Sawit Chaiphuek said he was happy to have some company as he stepped out to eat for the first time in months.
Another customer says that "The doll makes me feel less lonely eating by myself," mentioned Sawit, 25.
Siriporn Assavakarint, another customer, said the new seating rules often gives diners a headache, and the army of plush pandas made things much clearer.
"It's a lot easier to understand compared to other restaurants where people always get confused about where to sit and end up sitting too close to each other."
Thailand reported just one new coronavirus case on Thursday and no new deaths, bringing the total to 3,018 cases and 56 deaths since the outbreak started in January.
The day before, it reported zero new cases for the first time since early March, before the lockdown began.
Three hundred-year-old survivors of COVID-19 reveal the secrets of their longevity. They defeated the killer virus, even though no one gave them a chance! Three Americans over the age of 100 cured by COVID-19 reveal how they survived.
They lived during the two World Wars, faced other pandemics and endured the Great Depression of 1929-1933, without giving up. Even the killer virus COVID-19 could not defeat three Americans whose stories amaze the whole world. The optimism and fighting spirit of old women Rose Leigh-Manuell, Lilian Menendez and Jennie Stejna miraculously healed them after they became infected with the new coronavirus, which took 110,000 lives in the United States.
Rose Leigh-Manuell, 101, of West Sayville, New York, says she managed to beat the coronavirus because God always takes care of it. She was born during the Spanish flu epidemic and lived a long time because she is optimistic, says her son, Gary Leigh-Manuell, 63. Rose, who has 3 children, 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren, is guided by the words: "This is over". He doesn't put anything in his heart when he's in trouble. In April, he battled the coronavirus for two weeks. Although she was seriously ill, she did not go to Intensive Care. Rose lost her husband 50 years ago, but she never gave in to despair. She says the secret to disease resistance is that she has always been "a very sociable person." She worked as a firefighter dispatcher and then at a fish market until he retired at the age of 70.
Lilian Menendez of South Huntington, New York, who defeated the COVID-19 virus at the venerable age of 104, says it owes its longevity to her good genes. Her mother did not have white hair even at the age of 98. She taught her to always be strong. In order to maintain her health, Lilian has been very careful with her diet all her life. She ate more rice and beans, vegetables of all kinds, fruits during the week, and meat only on Saturdays and Sundays. After defeating the coronavirus in April, he feels very well: "I'm strong as a bull."
Jennie Stejna, who lives in Easton, Massachusetts, is also a stunning 103-year-old survivor. In May, when she became infected with the COVID-19 virus, her nephew, Dave Stejna, was convinced he would die. But he recovered after a few weeks and celebrated the event with a cold beer. Her grandson says the secret of her longevity is that she has always been very active, working all the time in her vegetable garden. She was always calm, she never got angry, no matter the difficult situations she went through. She always had good relations with absolutely everyone.
It is never too late to fulfill your dreams or finish college. This is demonstrated by an 88-year-old American who is one of the recent graduates of St. John University, Brooklyn.
Pat his youth he gave up college to work, but the dream of being a student again pursued him all his life.
In his old age, the man remembered what he had said to his four children, three lawyers and a teacher: "Don't go to college just to get a job. Go and enjoy your free time." He followed his own advice and graduated from college.
He watched the graduation ceremony online, from his personal tablet, in the context of the epidemic.
It doesn't make me sad that at my age I'm alone and not at the graduation ceremony. There are a lot of people living alone in coffins now, so I'm not complaining, "The old man gave advice to the young people, advice he gave in the past to his four children.
"Don't go to college just to get a job. Go and enjoy your free time," said graduate Pat Branley.