Coronavirus kills father and son who are doctors 5 weeks apart

Coronavirus kills father and son who are doctors 5 weeks apart

- Two well-known doctors from Florida, a father and his son, have died from coronavirus complications

- Dr Jorge Vallejo, an 89-year-old retired obstetrician and gynecologist, died on June 27

- His son identified as Dr Carlos Vallejo succumbed to the deadly disease on August 1 at the age of 57

- Carlos was on the frontline of the pandemic, treating dozens of Covid-19 patients at any point in time

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A man and his son, who were both well-known doctors, have died from coronavirus complications, a family member has said.

Dr Jorge Vallejo was 89 years and a retired obstetrician and gynecologist while his son - Dr Carlos Vallejo - was 57 years. They died five weeks apart, 7 News reports.

Briefly.co.za gathers that Carlos was on the frontline of the pandemic, treating dozens of coronavirus patients at any point in time.

Coronavirus claims father and son doctors just weeks apart in Florida

Dr Carlos Vallejo (left) and his father, Dr Jorge Vallejo (right) Photo credit: CNN
Source: UGC

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Jorge was said to have died on June 27 while Carlos battled coronavirus from a hospital room. His family delivered the devastating news of his father’s death over FaceTime.

On August 1, Carlos succumbed to the deadly disease after spending three weeks in the ICU, including two weeks on a ventilator.

His son Charlie Vallejo said his father cared too much and died a hero.

Charlie said:

“(He was) surrounded by machines and no human contact so I think that kind of broke him."

Carlos' son added:

“He felt like a champion, you know. He was a warrior to the very end."

In other news, President Vladimir Putin of Russia has announced that his country has developed the first vaccine offering "sustainable immunity" against the coronavirus.

In a televised video conference call with ministers, the president said the vaccine has been registered.

Putin said:

"This morning, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the new coronavirus was registered."

The president also said that one of his daughters was one of those used for the experiment of the vaccine, which Russia hopes to mass-produce within weeks.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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