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A 12-year-old girl survived a heart attack after contracting the coronavirus and a rare inflammatory syndrome linked to the virus

A 12-year-old girl survived a heart attack after contracting the coronavirus and a rare inflammatory syndrome linked to the virus

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  • A 12-year-old girl has become the first child to talk to the press about having a rare multisystem inflammatory syndrome that has been seen in over 100 children worldwide in recent months.

  • Juliet Daly, from Louisiana, went into cardiac arrest and required CPR.

  • One of her doctors said she “was about as close to death as you can get.” 

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A 12-year-old from Louisiana has survived a cardiac arrest linked to the coronavirus and a rare inflammatory disorder that has been seen in clusters of children around the world since the pandemic began. 

Juliet Daly has made a full recovery after doctors performed two minutes of CPR to revive her.

The medical team later told her father, Sean Daly, that Juliet was suffering from the same multisystem inflammatory syndrome that over 100 children have recently been diagnosed with, including dozens

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For those who survived polio, coronavirus is eerily familiar. But ultimately, 'science won'.

For those who survived polio, coronavirus is eerily familiar. But ultimately, ‘science won.’

For many Americans, the novel coronavirus pandemic has generated illness-related fears that have little precedent in our lifetimes.

But 60 million Americans over the age of 70 have seen this horror show before: the polio scourge that ravaged the world’s young from roughly 1916 until Jonas Salk’s vaccination arrived in 1955.

Similarities between the epidemics that now bookend the lives of these seniors are many. Fear of an unseen enemy. Quarantined families. Social distancing. But one twist stands out.

“Today in a way is a reverse, because back then our parents were so worried for us kids and now it’s my kids who are so worried about me,” says Sue Gray, 84, who, because of COVID-19’s often deadly impact on seniors, now keeps her distance from Chicago neighbors during strolls in the park.

“But absolutely, when coronavirus hit, the first thing I thought of were those summers in the 1940s,

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For those who survived polio, coronavirus is eerily familiar. But ultimately, 'science won'.

For those who survived polio, coronavirus is eerily familiar. But ultimately, ‘science won’.

For many Americans, the novel coronavirus pandemic has generated illness-related fears that have little precedent in our lifetimes.

But 60 million Americans over the age of 70 have seen this horror show before: the polio scourge that ravaged the world’s young from roughly 1916 until Jonas Salk’s vaccination arrived in 1955.

Similarities between the epidemics that now bookend the lives of these seniors are many: Fear of an unseen enemy. Quarantined families. Social distancing. But one twist stands out.

“Today in a way is a reverse, because back then our parents were so worried for us kids and now it’s my kids who are so worried about me,” says Sue Gray, 84, who, because of COVID-19’s often deadly impact on seniors, now keeps her distance from Chicago neighbors during strolls in the park.

“But absolutely, when coronavirus hit, the first thing I thought of were those summers in the 1940s,

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