Friends of a 34-year-old Southern California man who died after contracting the new coronavirus are making an urgent plea about the alarming pandemic with a worldwide death toll that handed 10,000 individuals.
As they mourn a guy they call one of those good guys, the people who were close to Jeffrey Ghazarian, of Glendora, state his departure is a reality test when you think the book coronavirus only impacts seniors.
Ghazarian tested positive for coronavirus on March 13 and has been admitted to a hospital the following day. His family said that he became ill during a visit to Orlando, Florida, where he visited with Disney World and Universal Studios.
He died Thursday in a hospital in Pasadena after spending a week on a ventilator.
“He had been a care-free young man, and this affected him in this manner.”
In a midday news conference, Los Angeles Department of Health officials stated Ghazarian had underlying health conditions. Director Barbara Ferrer had a stern warning for young people who think that they can not become severely ill, urging them to avoid large gatherings like parties.
The risk is spread across everyone who resides in an area where there’s been a COVID-19 pandemic, Ferrer said. Younger folks, while they might have a better outcome if they’re healthy, are one of the biggest groups of those who have tested positive Ferrer said.
Crowds of party-goers and spring-breakers continue despite cases of coronavirus infections stateside to audience beaches in areas of Florida. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has denied to close shores despite misgivings from residents and a few local governments.
Even if they are not showing severe symptoms, they can pass the virus on to someone else, she added.
Ghazarian was a University of Redlands alum. Friends said he overcome testicular cancer four decades ago.
“He got through that with no qualms,” said friend Adam Love. “It is still really raw, not real however. It seems like that is a bad dream or weird film or something.”
The household posted on his Facebook page,”Our sweet, loving, enjoyable Jeffrey went to be with Jesus this afternoon. He set up a fantastic fight and endured a great deal. We’ll miss our Jeff every day but we’re thankful for all the fun happy memories of the days we had together.”
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