Raw Story: Reporting idiots dying in horror and regret is bad enough…worse still receiving endless hoax emails about polio and COVID being no worse than a cold…then the innocent are struck as well…
Raw Story: A South Florida teenager is in a medically-induced coma and has been placed on a ventilator after being diagnosed with COVID-19, according to local news outlet WPLG.
Paulina Velasquez, 15, reportedly planned to get vaccinated but hadn’t received her first shot. Her vaccinated mother tested positive for the virus but only experienced mild symptoms.
“I just want to tell people this virus is not a joke, it’s a real thing,” Paulina’s brother Tomas Velasquez told WPLG. “Before this, my sister was 100% healthy. Fifteen-year-old girl, always wore her mask, never took it off in public and this still managed to happen.”
While children historically have not been hit that hard by the virus, Paulina’s case is a reminder that children are not immune and severe illness in children due to COVID is still an occurrence.
The teen’s family has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for medical expenses.
VT says “send them money.”