101-Year-Old Italian Man Born during Spanish Flu Pandemic Beats Coronavirus

Junie Sihlangu
Apr 01, 2020
03:30 A.M.

While most people who fall in the elderly category have died when infected by the coronavirus, a man who is older than 100 has bounced back and survived his bout of COVID-19.


According to an Italian publication, "ANSA," a 101-year-old man has healed from a coronavirus infection. The publication shared that the news was announced by Italian Vice Mayor of Rimini, Gloria Lisi.

Lisi revealed the man only known as Mr. P. Guerre has since gone home after battling a case of the coronavirus. The elderly man was discharged from a hospital in Rimini and returned home to his family.

COVID-19 artwork in 2020 | Photo: Pixabay/enriquelopezgarre

COVID-19 artwork in 2020 | Photo: Pixabay/enriquelopezgarre

A 101-year-old man makes history

The Vice Mayor stated: “In a few days it became ‘history’ for doctors, nurses, [and] all healthcare personnel as well.” Lisi added: “He made it. Mr. P. made it.”

Guerre was taken to hospital last week after his COVID-19 test came back positive. According to “The New York Times,” the country has at least 101,739 reported cases and 11,591 deaths as of Monday afternoon.

COVID-19 2020 worldwide pandemic | Photo: Pixabay/Gerd Altmann 

COVID-19 2020 worldwide pandemic | Photo: Pixabay/Gerd Altmann

Surviving the Spanish flu

The elderly man was born in 1919 and he survived the Spanish flu. The pandemic killed at least 50 million people worldwide between 1918 and 1919.

Lisi shared how the elderly man managed to survive so much more in his lifetime. The Vice Mayor said: "He saw everything, the Mr. P. Guerre, hunger, pain, progress, crisis and resurrections.”

Protecting the Earth from coronavirus in 2020 | Photo: Pixabay/Syaibatul Hamdi

Protecting the Earth from coronavirus in 2020 | Photo: Pixabay/Syaibatul Hamdi


Italy on lockdown

On March 9, Italy implemented a full lockdown. People in the country aren’t allowed to travel or to go outside during this time.

Coronavirus 2020 image | Photo: Pexels/cottonbro

Coronavirus 2020 image | Photo: Pexels/cottonbro

95-year-old beats COVID-19

Another elderly person who has managed to survive the coronavirus is Alma Clara Corsini, 95. The grandmother became the oldest woman in Italy to recover from COVID-19.

An Italian flag hung outside of a window in Bologna with the slogan "Andrà tutto bene" (Everything is gonna be fine) during the COVID-19 pandemic on March 19, 2020 | Photo: Wikipedia/Pietro Luca Cassarino

An Italian flag hung outside of a window in Bologna with the slogan "Andrà tutto bene" (Everything is gonna be fine) during the COVID-19 pandemic on March 19, 2020 | Photo: Wikipedia/Pietro Luca Cassarino


Treated at a hospital

On March 5, she was diagnosed with the virus in the northern province of Modena. According to the Italian “Gazzetta Di Modena,” she was treated at a hospital until she made a full recovery last week without “antiviral therapy.”

86-year-old Italian survives virus

Another woman, an 86-year-old woman in the region of Lombardy, Italy, has made a full recovery after being hospitalized with virus. The elderly woman, identified as “Gianna” had been hospitalized for seven weeks after contracting COVID-19 during an unrelated hospital stay.


Being released from hospital

According to Elia Delmiglio, the mayor of Casalpusterlengo, the elderly woman was finally released from the town's local hospital on Tuesday. She was found to be free from infection from the coronavirus

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