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Tuesday, 21 April 2020

New Jersey man recovers from coronavirus after being put in medically induced coma

Jack Allard (right) with fellow lacrosse player David Franklin.
Jack Allard (right) with fellow lacrosse player David Franklin.(Dead Rabbits Lacrosse Club)

A young New Jersey man who was in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator just a few weeks ago is home recovering from the coronavirus.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted Monday Jack Allard, 25, "walked out of the hospital” last week.
"For Jack and the hundreds more who have recovered, we’re optimistic,” he wrote.
Video posted to Twitter on Friday shows him leaving the hospital.
An equity analyst at Bank of America in downtown Manhattan, just a month ago his prognosis seemed dire. He began feeling sick on March 13, and was hospitalized three days later.
“He had (an) incredibly high fever, back pain, and he was throwing up,” Genny Allard told PIX 11 at the time.
Although relatively healthy and active, the former All-American lacrosse player was in bad shape. Doctors had placed him in the coma, and the ventilator was used to help him breathe.
Allard was initially at Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center in Edison before being transferred to a hospital in Pennsylvania, where he was to receive a new experimental treatment for COVID-19, his family said.
It isn’t clear if he got the treatment, or what effect it ultimately had.

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