101-Year Old Woman Wins Battle Against Spanish Flu, Cancer, And Now Coronavirus

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Hailed as a Superwoman by her family, Angelina Friedman is a real-life example of a miracle. The woman has defeated many deadly illnesses in her lifetime, including Spanish flu 1918, miscarriages, cancer, internal bleeding, and sepsis, and now the COVID-19.

On her resilience, her daughter explained, “She and my dad had cancer at the same time. She survived. He didn’t.”

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Labeled as a Superhuman by her family, this 101-year old woman is shocking everyone with her miracle story. The lady has remarkably beaten the 1918 Spanish flu, cancer, and now the ongoing medical pandemic.

Angelina Friedman is a New York native who has lived through some of the worst times. The woman has seen all sorts of pandemics and has miraculously fought them all and won the battle too.

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The lady has also fought with the worst 1918 Spanish flu. Before the modern period, the world suffered a major blow and was brought to its knees by the fatal Spanish flu. This disease infected and killed millions of people.

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The Spanish flu is remembered as one of the most severe and deadly disease of its time. The origins of this deadly strain of influenza are still uncertain but, much like the current virus, it was notoriously quick to spread across the globe.

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It is estimated that over 500 million people fell ill because of this virus. And roughly one-fifth of those died, with some indigenous communities even being pushed to the brink of full extinction.

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The time is remembered as dark human history. One of the worst crises the humans had to go through. In the US only, around 675,000 deaths were recorded.

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Just like the current COVID-19 pandemic, age played a major role in the mortality of this virus. The 1918 pandemic was unusual in that it killed many healthy twenty to forty-year-olds, including millions of World War I soldiers.

In contrast, people who die of the flu are usually under 5 years old or over seventy-five.

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The virus was quick to rampage out of control because of the limited medical resources and research at the time.

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Fast forward to 2020, it seems like history is replaying the 1918 Spanish flu time. The virus has caused global panic and the world is going through some of the toughest crises of the century.

According to statistics, over 2 million people have now been infected with the virus, and a further 200,000 have died.

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The whole world is under serious lockdown and following strict restrictions related to social distancing. Unlike the Spanish flu, this virus is targetting a different age group and old people or people with comorbidities are more vulnerable to this disease.

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And the majority of deaths so far have been people over the age of sixty.

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But with many devastating tragedies that this virus has caused, there are some stories of hope that give us reassurance that we will defeat this disease together.

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Angelina was actually born aboard a passenger ship that was shipping immigrants from Italy to New York City during the second wave of the Spanish flu in 1918.

“Her mother died giving birth on the ship, and she was taken care of by her 2 sisters, who were also on board,” Friedman’s daughter, Joanne Merola, said to Pix11.

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Angelina, who has now outlived her husband and ten siblings, has defeated many deadly illnesses in her lifetime, including miscarriages, cancer, internal bleeding, and sepsis.

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After suffering from a chest infection with fever on and off, Angelina was diagnosed with the deadly respiratory virus back in March. She had to spend a week in the hospital before returning to her nursing home where she completed her isolation. And, on April 20th, she finally tested negative for the virus.

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Nurses in her nursing home say that Angelina has shown remarkable recovery and she is already back on her feet looking for ways to stay occupied. Her daughter explained:

“They tell me she’s doing great. She’s up and about as much as possible. She’s looking for wool to crochet with. If my mother could see this I’d tell her, ‘You keep going, Ma. You’re gonna outlive us all.'”

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