'I was reborn aged 102': Russian World War II veteran beats covid
Moscow, July 23: His age may have posed a challenge but 102-year-old Russian World War 2 veteran's battle against COVID-19 was won by his positivity.
Nikolai Bagayev, was admitted to hospital in the town of Korolyov near Moscow with coronavirus and 80% lung damage. The war veteran spent more than a month in hospital, including a week in intensive care, and finally beat covid.
"The last time I faced death was in 1941. Back then, my right lung was injured during the battle for Moscow. But I was rather young at the time and managed to recover promptly," he told Reuters.
"This time around, I was largely supported by doctors despite several instances where I was on the verge of losing hope and courage. I am extremely thankful to all of them," he added.
It was hard, but I could see the doctors fighting, and I helped them.They are the ones who are the heroes," he further added.
Older age appears to be a strong risk factor for COVID-19 severity and mortality.Experts and scientists are still trying to learn more about the coronavirus disease and the virus that poses such a severe threat to human health. Multiple studies have linked a patient's immune response to the severity of Covid-19 symptoms.