Family Of Young Coronavirus Victim Pleads: Take It Seriously

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CHICAGO — The grieving parents and widower of McClean County’s youngest coronavirus victim delivered a plea to the public Friday to take the threat of the virus seriously. Speaking at Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s daily news conference, the family of Danielle “Dani” Rubin Kater recalled they were not especially worried when the 30-year-old first developed symptoms of COVID-19 on Oct. 27. The next day, a Tuesday, Kater lost her sense of smell and taste, according to her husband, Tim. She was tested the next day, and they began to quarantine. “Over the weekend, her breathing got a little bit harder, but nothing that we were ever concerned about. We just thought it was part of getting sick and we just needed to get through it,” he said. “And it wasn’t until we bought a pulse oximeter on Monday morning that we knew how bad it was.” Tim Kater said his wife went to the hospital the same day. Initially doctors were able to restore her oxygen levels, and she was able to send text messages from her hospital bed, he said. “We were all relieved, then later that night her oxygen levels dropped. They put her on a ventilator, which kept her …

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