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A Covid-19 Virus Horror Story

Updated on August 4, 2020

Fulton County, Georgia, has more than 18,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 398 deaths, according to state data. The town of John's Creek is just one of many towns dotting the landscape there. But out there, a sinister murderer that possesses all the best attributes for a killer lurks: invisible, silent, a variety of impacts that causes doubt. Of course, it is Covid-19 virus.

While the Hunter family's story is simple, it remains shocking. It is a reminder to all those naysayers in the Trump camp that make wearing a mask, ignoring social distancing, a political thing. The virus knows nothing about the idiot in the White House but it appreciates him.

Like any family, the Hunter family were following the CDC guidelines. They wore masks in public areas, they washed their hands when they could, they kept social distancing in public stores. One member even wore gloves when in public or at work. They were doing all the right things. So they all thought.

It was in mid-July or so, when the family of three all got tested for the virus. All members were healthy, no preexisting health conditions for the adults, both in mid-fifties, or there only teenage son. Time went on until the results all shocked them: all were positive!

Worried and concern, nothing changed much. The teenage boy, Justine Hunter, a senior, showed no symptoms at all. Never did. However, both parents began to have a slight cough that turned into a hacking cough. Then, both began to have fevers that were constant and relentless. Initially, the parents tried to fight it off for a few days but as the virus spread to their lungs the most serious sign, breathing problems, set in. This was within a week of being found positive. By the last week of July, both were in the hospital fighting for their lives.

As quickly as it all started, both parents died by the end of the month. Just think about that. Never doubt there is a killer virus out there. Even when you are most careful, it can infect and kill.

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    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR

      perrya 

      11 months ago

      It is also a wake up call for the younger population that while they may not have symptoms but test positive, they could infect their older parents or grandparents. The safest place is outdoors and not in dense crowds. when I bike or hike, go to beach, I don't wear a mask because medical experts agree the spreading happens most of the time when inside closed environments like malls, stores, etc.

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      Liz Westwood 

      11 months ago from UK

      This is an extremely sad and cautionary tale for anyone who might doubt the severity of the situation we face against COVID-19. The shocking thing is that this sounds like a family who tried to follow the guidance. Until there's a vaccine, none of us can afford to relax the safety measures.

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      Ara Vahanian 

      11 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      Wow! This story truly shows the danger of the virus. The other day, I was thinking to myself that I may have to be more careful than usual. I am following the safety protocols when I go outside. The thing is though, that I talk to almost no one when I'm outdoors. If I see someone that I know, I just keep the conversations brief. I think the most important thing we can all do is to maintain our social distancing as much as possible because this virus is spread mostly by people.

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