Born on an Italian migrant boat bound for New York, she experienced the Spanish flu pandemic, overcame cancer, internal bleeding and sepsis; and this year, Angelina Friedman will also have recovered from Covid-19 twice, in March and October.
The over 100-year-old first contracted the disease in March, during a short hospitalization. Isolated in the room of her retirement home, she alternates episodes of fever and better until April 20, when her test is negative.
The family thinks their grandfather is safe when Angelina tested positive again for the new corona virus last October. This time, the symptoms are a sore thumb and fever. Isolated again from the other residents, it has now been fully restored. “My invincible mother is negative on the test,” her daughter had congratulated in the American media.