Teenage victim of COVID-19 had complex medical history

Henrietta Strickland
July 9, 2020

She did not wear a mask and social distancing was not followed, the report states.On the same day of the church event, her parents began a six-day treatment of the antibiotic azithromycin, the report says.On June 13, Davis developed what her family thought was a sinus infection. Though social media posts about the party were later deleted, screenshots of the event called it a "release party" and advertised it with games, basketball, a DJ and karaoke.

She attended the church party with her mother, who had previously written Facebook posts against the mandatory use of face masks. She was also given oxygen via her grandfather's portable machine. Normal oxygen saturation levels are between 95 and 100. "The report said her parents also gave her hydroxychloroquine". The FDA has cautioned against the use of the drug, particularly outside of hospital settings, for treating COVID-19 because it can cause heart rhythm issues. The report stated that the prescription is not an approved treatment for COVID-19. We encourage health care professionals making individual patient decisions closely screen and monitor those patients to help mitigate these risks.

At the hospital, her parents opted for her to receive a plasma treatment, refusing to allow her to be intubated. But it is unclear where she might have caught the coronavirus infection. Davis was one of eight Floridians under the age of 25 to have died from COVID-19 as of July 8.

He had struggled with a number of health problems over the years, including a rare nervous system disorder that resolved when he was five years old, obesity and an autoimmune disorder, according to the report.

She now wants Davis' mother and her church, First Assembly of God, to be held accountable for her death.

In May, a new global poll of thousands of doctors shows that hydroxychloroquine, the drug pushed by President Donald Trump, is the best treatment for coronavirus. Other life support measures were taken but failed.

Soon after attending a large church function with more than 100 others, 17-year-old Carsyn Davis was diagnosed with COVID-19.

"I've learned a lot about how my community views me over the past few isolating months - most of which I'd rather have never known".

'Throughout her life, she has endured battles for her health with strength and grace. "This didn't have to happen", Dr. Dara Kass, an assistant clinical professor at Columbia University School of Medicine, said on Twitter Tuesday.The health department of Lee County, which includes Fort Myers, is now investigating this case and is unable to comment, a spokesperson told ABC News.As of Tuesday, Lee County has 7,859 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and the positivity rate is 24.6%, among the highest in the state, according to data from the state's Department of Health.

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