ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Arlington is utilizing one household’s brush with the coronavirus as a warning to others who may be contemplating huge get-togethers this Thanksgiving.
Alexa Aragonez advised the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that her household weighed the dangers of catching the virus however determined to get collectively for a birthday celebration on Nov. 1.
A few days after the occasion, her 57-year-old mom, Enriqueta Aragonez, and others who have been on the occasion started to really feel sick. They obtained examined and all 12 who had attended have been constructive for COVID-19. Three different folks with whom that they had are available contact with additionally examined constructive, mentioned Alexa Aragonez, 26, who did not attend the occasion.
Arlington is utilizing the household’s expertise as a part of a public consciousness marketing campaign to assist scale back the unfold of the coronavirus this vacation season by staying residence.
The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention can also be warning people to not spend Thanksgiving with folks from exterior of their households and to not journey for the vacation.
In a video that’s a part of the marketing campaign in Arlington, Enriqueta Aragonez is in her hospital and says, “I went to my nephew’s home and love seeing my household. However now I’m preventing towards COVID-19.”
She is now recovering at residence, and though she would not want supplemental oxygen, she nonetheless has ache in her lungs, Alexa Aragonez mentioned. A lot of the others who caught the virus on the occasion had milder signs, she mentioned.
Ultimately, “not everyone seems to be as fortunate as my household has been,” Alexa advised the Star-Telegram. She mentioned she doesn’t need anybody to needlessly lose a member of the family.
“We have been scared that my mom, the matriarch of the household, was going to go,” she mentioned. “So I feel that concern in our hearts made us wish to put an consciousness within the hearts of others.”
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