Coronavirus kills teen denied treatment for not having health insurance

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  • A 17-year-old boy died of septic shock from COVID-19 complications after being denied care because he didn’t have health insurance.
  • The teen didn’t suffer from any other medical conditions, reports say, but the CDC is investigating the case.
  • What is perhaps most puzzling about the case is the boy is no longer counted as a fatality of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
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If you think that the novel coronavirus only kills old people or patients who already have preexisting health conditions, you should know that there are more exceptions to that supposed rule than some people realize. That’s why it is essential to distance yourself from others, in addition to washing your hands often and disinfecting objects and surfaces. You’re not just protecting yourself, you’re also protecting everyone around you from getting the disease. Because once the virus gets ahold of your lungs, anything can happen, even if you’re not seen as an at-risk patient.

Proving that point once again is an unfortunate case from Los Angeles County, a 17-year-old teen who died of COVID-19 after having been denied treatment at the first urgent care clinic he visited because he did not have health insurance.

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