A 21 year old with “no underlying medical conditions” has tragically just passed from COVID-19 in the UK. This serves as a powerful wakeup call to younger generations of teens and young adults who think that they are untouchable; victim Chloe Middleton’s family took to Facebook to speak out and serve as a wakeup call to younger Americans.
Her mom, Diane Middleton, writes:
“To all the people out there that thinks it’s just a virus please think again speaking from a personal experience this so called virus has taken the life of my 21 year old daughter…The reality of this virus is only just unfolding before our very eyes. Please, please adhere to government guidelines. DO YOUR BIT. Protect yourselves and protect others!! The virus isn’t spreading, PEOPLE are spreading the virus…Life as we know it has changed dramatically but unless we all act now to protect ourselves and others, the longer this turmoil and anguish will go on”
Middleton reminds us that the ability to limit the spread of the virus rests in our very hands.
If we choose to self quarantine, social distance, and follow proper protocol, we can beat this. If we don’t, we are hurting ourselves and each other in unimaginable ways.
When one person becomes infected, it reshapes the lives of their families and communities. It is time for us to come together globally to stop this in its tracks.
This is an important wakeup call even for those of us without pre-existing health conditions. According to government officials, most patients who have died from coronavirus did indeed have pre existing conditions.
While the majority of those who will die if they contract the virus are of the older demographic with prior diseases, young people are ending up in intensive care as well, with several cases of the virus becoming fatal, as seen in Ms. Middleton’s case.
More stories from every day people are coming out that really hit home. This disease is effecting everyone, young and old. Just listen to what this medical worker has to say about the terrifying things he’s been seeing recently in his COVID-19 Patients:
One of the largest problems that the virus has introduced is just sheer volume. At the beginning of the pandemic, many hospitals failed to recognize the severity of what was to come and invest in proper medical supplies and machinery. Today, this is proving to be a significant challenge as the spread of the virus far outpaces the speed that hospitals are able to acquire more equipment and supplies.
In this medical practitioner’s words,
“Reading about it in the news, I knew it was going to be bad, but we deal with the flu every year… This is knocking out what should be perfectly fit, healthy people”