She recently spoke about her struggles with the deadly virus after she and her son fully recovered since they tested positive.
According to her, having that bad experience with her three-year-old son is the most physically and emotionally challenging experience she has ever gone through as a mother.
She added as we celebrate Mother’s Day, the world should think about all the mums in the world who still need our help to combat the virus.
Her words, “Battling COVID-19 along with my three-year-old son was the most physically and emotionally challenging experience I have gone through as a mother.
“Weeks after receiving our test results, my son was still ill and feverish. It was a terrifying time, not knowing what might come next.”
“But our story is not unique; there are mothers all over America, and the world, that are facing this same uncertainty every single day.
“Not every family, especially those living on reservations, or in refugee camps, slums, or favelas, are able to practice social distancing. In many parts of the world it can take hours just to access water, and even then, soap may be an impossible luxury.”
“This Mother’s Day, as you hold your babies tight, I encourage you to think about all the mamas around the world who still need our help.”
Congrats to her.
Coronaviruses are a group of related viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, coronaviruses cause respiratory tract infections that can be mild, such as some cases of the common cold (among other possible causes, predominantly rhinoviruses), and others that can be lethal, such as SARS, MERS, and COVID-19. Symptoms in other species vary: in chickens, they cause an upper respiratory tract disease, while in cows and pigs they cause diarrhea. There are yet to be vaccines or antiviral drugs to prevent or treat human coronavirus infections.
Coronaviruses constitute the subfamily Orthocoronavirinae, in the family Coronaviridae, order Nidovirales, and realm Riboviria. They are enveloped viruses with a positive-sense single-stranded RNA genome and a nucleocapsid of helical symmetry. The genome size of coronaviruses ranges from approximately 27 to 34 kilobases, the largest among known RNA viruses. The name coronavirus is derived from the Latin corona, meaning “crown” or “halo”, which refers to the characteristic appearance reminiscent of a crown or a solar corona around the virions (virus particles) when viewed under two-dimensional transmission electron microscopy, due to the surface covering in club-shaped protein spikes.
Human coronaviruses were first discovered in the late 1960s. The earliest ones discovered were an infectious bronchitis virus in chickens and two in human patients with the common cold (later named human coronavirus 229E and human coronavirus OC43). Other members of this family have since been identified, including SARS-CoV in 2003, HCoV NL63 in 2004, HKU1 in 2005, MERS-CoV in 2012, and SARS-CoV-2 (formerly known as 2019-nCoV) in 2019. Most of these have involved serious respiratory tract infections.
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