MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A South Florida teen who was connected a ventilator for days owed to COVID-19 is recovering and speaking astir her conflict with the virus.
Paulina Velasquez, 15, archetypal tested affirmative for COVID connected July 11th. Days later, she needed a ventilator and was placed successful a medically induced coma.
She is present successful just information and has been weaned disconnected oxygen support.
Velasquez spoke astir however she archetypal felt erstwhile she tested affirmative for COVID. “I was precise frightened due to the fact that I had COVID and I didn’t cognize if similar — I was conscionable precise frightened to travel present and I didn’t cognize I was gonna enactment present for that galore days,” she said.
Velasquez besides said that arsenic soon arsenic she’s eligible to get vaccinated, she volition and powerfully urged each who are not vaccinated to get a shot.