101-year-old woman overcomes coronavirus after beating Spanish flu and cancer - Plataforma Media

101-year-old woman overcomes coronavirus after beating Spanish flu and cancer

About to turn 102, Angelina Sciales has already managed to survive two world pandemics. Daughter of Italian immigrants, the elderly woman was just a baby when she passed without being infected by the Spanish flu in 1918, while traveling from Italy to the United States on a ship.

After more than 100 years, the resident of New York, in the United States, contracted Covid-19. Angelina was taken for a medical procedure last March 21 and discovered that she had been infected with the new coronavirus. The elderly woman, in the group at risk of the disease, was hospitalized for a week and then went to her nursing home, where she remained in isolation.

Read more in portuguese at ISTOÉ

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