In her message to students, the school chancellor explained that the wishes of Chad’s family are for the university to share a common call for action so that our entire campus community recognizes the importance of following COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines.
COVID-19 still takes lives whether some politicians force schools to open or not. And no it isn’t just something else healthy people don’t have to worry about.
A 19-year-old college student said to be “super healthy” died of serious neurological complications of the coronavirus after the illness in college.
According to The New York Times, Chad Dorrill, a sophomore at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, was a long distance runner and basketball player in a great condition before he succumbed to the illness.
His uncle David Dorrill said to the publication:
“He was healthy… skinny. Then Could walk without any issues for six miles. He stayed with us less than three weeks ago. He was healthy — until this hit hit.
In a message to students on Tuesday, sheri everts explained that Chad returned to school, lived off-campus and took online classes when he started developing flu-like symptoms. His mother encouraged him to return home, quarantine and be tested for COVID-19, and it ended up testing positive on September 7.
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Chad returned to Boone after 10 days of quarantine at home, but he soon developed severe neurological complications from the virus, which influenced his mobility — something doctors had never seen before. He shared with his uncle
When he tried to come out of bed his legs were not working so my brother had to carry him to the car and take him to the emergency room. The doctor said it was one million – case – that they had never seen anything in progress the way it did. It was a COVID complication that, instead of attacking his respiratory system, attack his brain.”
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The teenager’s condition worsened on 28 September, until his family dismissed him from life support. Dr. Colin McDonald, the head of neurology at the hospital, said that the staff was “devastated” by Chad’s loss and told the Times:
We are doing everything we can to find out why this happened.
He added that it is unclear how the student contracted the illness but noted that the athlete “had told us that he was always careful to wear a mask.”
In her message to students, the chancellor of the school explained that Chad’s Family’ s wishes are for the university to share a common call to action so that our entire campus community recognizes the importance of following COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines’. According to the Times, there have been at least 130,000 cases of COVID-19 at more than 1,300 colleges across the country since schools opened this fall. At least 70 people have died in the wild.
Alle, keep safe out there.
[Image courtesy of Appalachian State University/YouTube]