A 28 year old woman, known as Mayra Ramirez has become the very first Coronavirus survivor to receive a double lung transplant in the United States. Ramirez, experiencing Coronavirus symptoms, arrived at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s emergency room on April 26 and within minutes, her terrible experience with the disease began.
“All I remember was being put to sleep as I was being intubated and then six weeks of complete nightmares,” she told CNN on Monday August 3, 2020.
“Some of the nightmares consisted a lot of drowning and I attribute that to not being able to breathe.”
According to her, Covid-19 had irreversibly damaged her lungs and her other organs were beginning to fail.
Ramirez spent more than a month on a ventilator and doctors told her parents who flew from North Carolina to say a final goodbye to her as they were unsure if she would survive.But doctors, gave a her a clinger of hope; A double-lung transplant was the only thing that could save her life.
“Without the transplant, she would not have made it,” Dr. Ankit Bharat, the chief of Thoracic Surgery at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago said.The fact that she was young and had no bad medical history, made her survival chances higher.
“I looked at myself and I couldn’t recognize my own body,” Ramirez said, after waking up in the hospital following her procedure. “I couldn’t talk, I could barely lift a finger, I couldn’t move. I was in a lot of pain, I was very confused.””This is not a hoax,” she said. “This virus is real, it happened to me.”
Two months since the surgery and Ramirez says she’s still weak and struggling to breathe even as she rehabilitates at home.
Ramirez is now the first person in the US to have received a lung transplant while sick with Covid-19 according to the Northwestern Memorial Hospital. About 4.6 million people in the US have been infected with Covid-19.
79 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria
79 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Sunday September 13, as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The agency gave a breakdown of the new cases across states in the country as follows; Lagos-30, Kaduna-17, Ogun-7, Anambra-5, Kano-4, Katsina-3, FCT-3, Akwa Ibom-3, Oyo-2, Rivers-2, Delta-1, Plateau-1, Ondo-1.
There are now 56,256 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1, 082 deaths has been recorded. 44,152 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.
‘Trump committed second-degree murder with handling of Coronavirus and must be held accountable for deaths’ – Lawyer Glenn Kirschner says
Top American lawyer and MSNBC legal analyst, Glenn Kirschner, says US President Trump committed second-degree murder with his handling of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Kirschner feels audio excerpts from interviews that journalist Bob Woodward conducted with Trump in February and March that were published by The Washington Post on Wednesday prove his guilt.
The interviews written in Woodward’s forthcoming book, “Rage” detail how Trump talked about the deadly nature of the Coronavirus pandemic but explained he wanted to downplay it to avoid widespread panic.
While Trump says he did not lie to the American people, Kirschner (pictured below) disagrees.
“What Donald Trump has just done by virtue of the tapes that Bob Woodward released, is he has upped his own criminal ante to second-degree murder,” Kirschner said Friday on SiriusXM’s “The Dean Obeidallah Show.”
“He was lying to the American people about the danger this virus posed,” Kirschner continued.
“He was saying to Bob Woodward, in very dramatic tones, you know, ‘This thing is airborne only you need to do is breathe near somebody who is infected and you are going to get it,’ he didn’t tell the American people that. But what did he do? He refused to order the production of the personal protective equipment.”
“This man has upped the criminal ante to second-degree murder, and there are only two elements for second-degree murder. The first is you caused the death of another. The second element is the intent element,” Kirschner said. “And here’s where it would otherwise get tricky if we didn’t have Trump’s incriminating admissions.”
Kirschner explained that Trump didn’t intend to kill people but that doesn’t matter at all because he feels the president committed “conscious disregard, which fits the criteria of second-degree murder.”
“That’s defined as, your conduct was in conscious disregard of the extreme risk you were creating to other human beings that they would suffer death or serious bodily injury,” he said.
“Trump has admitted, in my opinion as a career prosecutor and, frankly, I was the most experienced homicide prosecutor in the Department of Justice because of our unique jurisdictional mandate in D.C., that is second-degree murder and Donald Trump must be held accountable.”
176 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Nigeria
176 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria on Wednesday, September 9.
According to statistics released by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, the Federal Capital Territory FCT recorded 40 new cases, the highest for the day, followed by Lagos with 34 new cases and Plateau with 26 new cases.
Other states with fresh cases include Enugu – 14, Delta and Ogun – 12, Ondo – 9, Oyo – 8, Ekiti – 6, Ebonyi – 4, Adamawa, Nasarawa, Kwara and Rivers – 2, Edo, Osun and Bauchi – 1.
Nigeria now has 55,632 confirmed cases. 43,610 patients have so far been discharged. Sadly, 1,070 deaths have been recorded from the viral disease.
See a breakdown of the number of cases below