33 yo healthy mother died of COVID-19

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9407977/Texas-mother-33-dies-COVID-19-family-7-contract-virus.html

Texas mother, 33, dies of COVID-19 after her five children, including her newborn baby, and her husband contract the virus

  • Victoria Gallardo, of Cypress, died March 16, exactly six weeks after she first tested positive for the virus despite having no underlying health conditions
  • Gallardo tested positive for COVID-19 back on February 2, just days after she gave birth to her baby daughter Gianna, who is now seven weeks old
  • Her nine-year-old daughter Amanda had first fallen ill before Gallardo, her husband Armando and their four other children also contracted the virus
  • Armando said they were worried Gianna, who was 11 days old, wouldn't make it
  • While the kids and her husband recovered, Gallardo contracted pneumonia and was placed in a medically-induced coma
  • Her death was announced on a GoFundMe page set up to help her grieving family which told how Gallardo 'fought this battle to her very last breath'

![A Texas mom, 33, has died of COVID-19 after her entire family of seven, including her newborn baby, contracted the virus last month. Victoria Gallardo with her husband Armando and Amanda, 9, Liliana, 7, Catalina, 6 and 3-year-old Christian|634x352](upload://eh1nXlquhBHQvLswZQ4alkot5DU.jpeg)

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That sucks. Kids need their mom. 

"healthy"

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A guy I used to work with and went through trade school with just died of a heart attack at 36. 2 kids with 3rd on the way. Life can be brutal. 

Pilgor the goat -

That sucks. Kids need their mom. 

This.

Is a 280 lb 5'5 girl really healthy?

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Slap Johnson -

Is a 280 lb 5'5 girl really healthy?

according to the husband:

"She has no health issues. No underlying conditions," Armando said at the time. "She went into the ICU and has been in critical condition."

https://abc7ny.com/health/texas-mom-who-contracted-covid-after-giving-birth-dies-at-33/10450300/

She just gave birth. Unfortunate, but her immune system was most likely compromised.

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Damn, she should have worn a mask.

Without starting a flame war did the pneumonia kill her or the covid? RIP Victoria.

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Pilgor the goat -

A guy I used to work with and went through trade school with just died of a heart attack at 36. 2 kids with 3rd on the way. Life can be brutal. 

36?? That seems awfully young

She looks a little overweight but not morbidly obese.  

It will probably be years before we know all the factors that make one person that vulnerable and another person just end up with the sniffles.  I'd imagine viral load plays a large part of it.

MMArijuana - She just gave birth. Unfortunate, but her immune system was most likely compromised.

This. Tragic. 

Clearly way overweight. Probably technically obese. Regardless, this is an outlier. You can easily find similar anecdotes for the flu or colds.

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RIP. That sucks.

Probably caught it from one of the infected illegals they keep letting in. 

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Well, damn. Awful.

Rest in Peace

I feel really terrible for those little kids and dad. Heartbreaking

Pneumonia is the world’s leading cause of death among children under 5 years of age, accounting for 16% of all deaths of children under 5 years old killing approximately 2,400 children a day in 2015.

There are 120 million episodes of pneumonia per year in children under 5, over 10% of which (14 million) progress to severe episodes. There was an estimated 880,000 deaths from pneumonia in children under the age of five in 2016. Most were less than 2 years of age.3.

In the US, pneumonia is less often fatal for children, but it is still a big problem. Pneumonia is the #1 most common reason for US children to be hospitalized.4. For US adults, pneumonia is the most common cause of hospital admissions other than women giving birth.

About 1 million adults in the US seek care in a hospital due to pneumonia every year, and 50,000 die from this disease.

While young healthy adults have less risk of pneumonia than the age extremes, it is always a threat. Half of all non-immune compromised adults hospitalized for severe pneumonia in the US are younger adults (18-57 years of age). Half the deaths from bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia occur in people ages 18-64.

Older people have higher risk of getting pneumonia,and are more likely to die from it if they do. For US seniors, hospitalization for pneumonia has a greater risk of death compared to any of the other top 10 reasons for hospitalization.

Pneumonia is the most common cause of sepsis and septic shock, causing 50% of all episodes.

Pneumonia can develop in patients already in the hospital for other reasons. Hospital-acquired pneumonia has a higher mortality rate than any other hospital-acquired infection.

Pneumonia can be caused by lots of different types of microbes, and no single one is responsible for as many as 10% of pneumonia cases. For most pneumonia patients, the microbe causing the infection is never identified.

Soup and Beer -

She looks a little overweight but not morbidly obese.  

It will probably be years before we know all the factors that make one person that vulnerable and another person just end up with the sniffles.  I'd imagine viral load plays a large part of it.

might be low vitamin D

That's really sad.

Really sucks for the family.