Former Bates College All-American lacrosse player, 25, in critical condition battling coronavirus


A former Bates College, two-time All-American lacrosse participant is in a medically-induced coma after contracting the coronavirus.

Jack Allard, 25, is on the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, the place his household hopes he’ll quickly be capable of obtain the experimental drug Remdesivir, the Sun Journal reviews.

The 2016 Bates graduate started displaying signs of again ache, fever, and vomiting on March 13, in response to the newspaper. He didn’t have a cough beforehand and had not traveled internationally just lately. Allard had no recognized pre-existing situations, the Journal reviews.

Coronavirus CAN significantly influence younger and wholesome individuals. 25-year-old Jack Allard was a stand-out lacrosse participant at Bate College and had no pre-existing situations. Now, he is on a ventilator preventing for his life. Details arising on @newscentermaine

— Hannah Dineen (@hannah_dineen) March 25, 2020

A Ridgewood, New Jersey, native who was working in Manhattan when he grew to become sick, Allard checked himself right into a hospital on March 15, was examined for COVID-19, and was later confirmed optimistic.

He was airlifted from JFK Medical Center in Edison, New Jersey, to the hospital in Philadelphia on Wednesday, in response to the Journal. Allard is presently respiratory with help from a ventilator and stays in crucial situation, the newspaper reviews.

Remdesivir might probably sluggish the coronavirus to assist Allard’s immune system to combat it off, in response to the Journal.

“His doctors say this is something that can really help him,” his mom, Genny Allard, advised Fox News Network Tuesday. “We really think this is the best chance he has to survive it.”

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