As we start the new year, the United States is experiencing record-breaking Covid-19 numbers, with Omicron formally establishing itself as the dominant variety in practically every single state throughout the country.
The use of virtual learning has been mandated in many schools again, while others are implementing mask regulations for students, teachers, and staff in an effort to maintain the in-person learning environment.
Despite the fact that multiple ongoing studies show that those infected with Omicron will most likely only experience mild symptoms in the vast majority of cases, hospitals are becoming overburdened once again because the variant spreads easily, infecting everyone, including those who have been fully vaccinated or boosted, as well as people who have recovered from the virus and developed natural immunity.
The current Covid-19 vaccines do not provide 100 percent protection against infection, but they do provide more than a significant level of protection against the development of serious illness, hospitalization, and death.
Even though she tested positive for Covid-19, a woman in Ohio decided to hang out with her friends despite the fact that she had been completely vaccinated. She kept her positive test results a secret from everyone, including her family, in order to avoid spreading the virus to others in the community.
It was reported in the New York Post that the incident occurred earlier in December when a fully vaccinated woman, whose identity was not revealed, tested positive for the virus yet chose to hang out with pals in what appeared to be a card game.
According to reports, the woman infected her elderly acquaintance with the virus, who later developed symptoms and was sent to the hospital, where she died after several days of treatment.
Lauren, the victim’s granddaughter, spoke with WXYZ and explained everything. She now advises everyone who tests positive for Covid-19 to remain alone.
Lauren explained that her grandmother, B. Bartolovich, who was 82 years old at the time, had recovered from cancer and was therefore deemed to be an immunocompromised person.
As part of her endeavor to remain protected from Covid-19, Bartolovich has adhered to all of the tight pandemic protocols since the outbreak began. She has also received all of the recommended vaccinations.
Before deciding to attend the card game, Bartolovich made certain that everyone who would be in attendance had been inoculated against polio and other diseases. Lauren claims that Bartolovich was only interacting with people who were likewise immunized at the time of the incident.
One participant, on the other hand, is accused of failing to mention that they were suffering from COVID. That individual was responsible for infecting Bartolovich with the virus, which resulted in his hospitalization.
Her condition deteriorated, she was placed on ventilator support, and after some time, she succumbed to the illness in the hospital, just a few days before the holiday season.
Someone made the decision that testing positive for COVID was something they could conceal,’ Lauren explained to WXYZ. ‘The only way we found out was when Nana became ill and the perpetrator admitted her guilt.’
‘I am just appalled at where we are and what is going on, and that we are not taking the lives of people into consideration,’ she stated further.
If you are experiencing symptoms or have tested positive for COVID, Lauren advises you to ‘avoid others out of love.’
‘It’s not worth it,’ Lauran says. ‘If you want to go out and have fun, it’s not worth knowing that you’ve hurt someone, or even the possibility of hurting someone, or maybe killing someone,’ Lauren added.
According to her obituary, Bartolovich leaves behind four children, their spouses, ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. She was described as a ‘little firecracker.’