Well, this is kinda cool.
‘He made it’: 101-year-old man who was born during Spanish flu pandemic survives coronavirus infection
A 101-year-old man reportedly survived a fight with the coronavirus as the pandemic continues to overwhelm Italy.
Gloria Lisi, vice mayor of Rimini, announced the news. She said the man, identified only as Mr. P., was admitted to a hospital last week after he tested positive for the flu-like illness. Mr. P. was born in 1919 while the world was grappling with the Spanish flu, a disease that killed millions.
“He made it. Mr. P. made it,” Lisi said. “Even at 101 years, the future is not written.”
She pointed out that, since being born during the Spanish flu, Mr. P. has seen the world change dramatically.
“He saw everything, Mr. P. War, hunger, pain, progress, crisis, and resurrections,” Lisi said.
So, a survivor of Spanish Flu and Chinese Yellow Peril Fu Manchu Wuhan Sino-Flu both, then. He’s a tough old bird for sure, and good on him for it.