A teacher in Argentina died of complications from the new crown while teaching an online course,media BGR reported. The 46-year-old woman had been dealing with COVID-19 symptoms for weeks, but decided to continue teaching college students. The incident is a reminder that the new coronavirus remains a significant risk for people of all ages, including students and teachers who may return to school to teach.
The teacher reportedly died of complications after weeks of fighting the new coronavirus. She was only 46 when she died while chairing a remote video conference.
Paola De Simone’s online lecture came to an abrupt end last week when 40 students found their teachers breathing difficulties. They asked her address and asked her to call an ambulance, but she didn’t have time to respond. The teacher appeared to contact her husband and the students remained on the phone until he arrived. Simone posted on her Twitter account (now deleted) that she had been struggling with symptoms of the new coronavirus for weeks.
Her students and friends told The Washington Post that they weren’t surprised when they heard that the teacher was still teaching after he became ill. “It’s no surprise, I fully understand Paola’s decision, ‘I can do this, my students need me,'” said Simone’s friend Silvina Sterling Pensel. The teacher’s death was a “sad reminder that the virus is real.”
“Her class was at 7 a.m., sometimes it was very difficult, and we were sleepy, but it was crazy because everyone was listening to her.” Michelle Denise Bolo, a student at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina, said. “By the end of the class, no one wanted to leave, and everyone wanted to keep talking about what she was explaining.”
Argentina is still struggling to cope with the COVID-19 outbreak, with nearly 490,000 cases and more than 10,100 deaths reported so far. As of this writing, there are still nearly 120,500 confirmed cases in the country, with about 10,000 new cases reported every day.
“The virus is still raging in Buenos Aires,” Sterin Pensel said. “In Argentina, the blockade is already very strict, so people are showing signs of fatigue in complying. But these kinds of reminders, these terrible reminders, they shake your core. “