Brave 6-year-old with cystic fibrosis beats coronavirus after being quarantined with fever for two weeks – The Sun
Joseph Bostain, from Clarksville, took to Facebook to share the news after he was given the all-clear.
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His relieved mom, Sabrina, said how her son was quarantined for two weeks at their home after being struck down by a fever and cough.
After his symptoms worsened he was rushed to Monroe Carroll Jr Children's Hospital, where he was diagnosed with coronavirus.
As Joseph battled the virus, the family was inundated with support sent by caring members of the community.
"I'm a cystic fibrosis warrior and I beat Covid-19!" the brave six-year-old announced in the video posted on the site.
Another recovery story was revealed yesterday after a 104-year-old World War II veteran who survived Spanish flu also beat coronavirus.
OPB.org reports that it has been 19 days since Bill Lapschies developed a fever and he doesn't know how he managed to beat the killer bug.
“It just went away," the upbeat grandpa declared. "Sit out here and you can get rid of anything."
He told the publication he felt "pretty good" about being 104: "I made it," he said.
Born in Salem, Oregon in 1916, Lapschies lived through the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic, which claimed the lives of up to 100 million people, and the Great Depression.
Doctors said he had a moderate case of the disease and no respiratory issues.
His recent recovery was surprising given his age: the CDC cautions that people aged 65 and over are particularly at risk of contracting, and dying from, coronavirus.
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