Lucia DeClerck never expected to outlive COVID-19 and live to be 105, but she does, and she attributes it all to her faith and food.
“I don’t have any secret other than praying, praying, praying… and not eating any bad food,” she told FOX Television Stations on Wednesday.
She Also Shared That Gin-Soaked Raisins are One of Her Favourite Treats.
“Place them in a [mason] jar and let them sit for nine days. Eat nine times a day after day nine, “I’ll continue, she said. “It has a sweet, candy flavour.”
At the Mystic Meadows Rehab and Nursing Center in Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, DeClerck is the oldest patient.
On her 105th birthday, January 25, she tested positive for the coronavirus. She got her second dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine the day before, according to the center’s administrator Michael Neiman.
According to Neiman, DeClerck only experienced minor symptoms after contracting the virus, including a low-grade temperature for one day.
Even if DeClerck is the oldest individual in the United States to recover from coronavirus, he or she is likely not the oldest in the world. In January, a 117-year-old French nun was diagnosed with the coronavirus, but she is now doing fine.
According to Neiman’s interview with FOX Television Stations, the public is “fascinated by her story” since it shows that even a person as old as 105 can beat the deadly H1N1 virus. Furthermore, “you can have your immunisation at any age and be perfectly healthy.”
DeClerck said, “Hell no,” when asked if she expected to live this long or if she intended to live another 105 years.
“The simple fact is that she is an exceptionally upbeat person. They all go to her room when guests come to the building “That’s when Neiman chimed in.
Since the pandemic started nearly a year ago, nearly 690,000 people in New Jersey have tested positive for the virus and more than 20,000 people have died. Upwards of 566,000 persons have now received all necessary vaccinations. More than 28 million Americans have caught the virus thus far.
The death toll from COVID-19 in the United States surpassed 500,000 this week, and the vaccination push has been slower than intended due to logistical and meteorological difficulties.
So far, about 44.5 million Americans have received at least one dose of vaccine made by Pfizer or Moderna, and nearly 20 million of them have received the second dose required for full protection.