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Tue Apr 7, 2020, 05:08 PM

Retired NYPD sergeant with coronavirus drops dead on Manhattan street hour after leaving hospital

Source: nydaily news

Retired NYPD sergeant with coronavirus drops dead on Manhattan street hour after leaving hospital

A retired NYPD sergeant left an Upper East Side hospital after he was diagnosed with coronavirus — and was found dead about an hour later on the street outside, police sources said Tuesday

Yon Chang, 56, was at Lenox Hill Hospital early Tuesday and told an NYPD cop there he had just been diagnosed with the deadly virus.

He left a short time later only to collapse up the block on the traffic island at Park Ave. and E. 77th St. about 6:05 a.m. He died at the scene.

The city medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine his cause of death.

Read more: https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-retired-nypd-sergeant-dead-on-street-20200407-mpi5qghzargk5hiybixbfm23pu-story.html

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Reply Retired NYPD sergeant with coronavirus drops dead on Manhattan street hour after leaving hospital (Original post)
Demovictory9 Apr 7 OP
George II Apr 7 #1
Demovictory9 Apr 7 #3
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 7 #6
warmfeet Apr 7 #16
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 7 #18
LiberalArkie Apr 7 #8
canuckledragger Apr 7 #12
LiberalArkie Apr 7 #14
yellowdogintexas Apr 7 #23
TNNurse Apr 7 #13
George II Apr 7 #15
SharonAnn Apr 7 #19
area51 Apr 7 #25
emmaverybo Apr 7 #26
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 8 #27
ecstatic Apr 9 #30
dhill926 Apr 7 #2
LiberalArkie Apr 7 #9
Locrian Apr 7 #4
Thekaspervote Apr 7 #5
paleotn Apr 7 #7
IronLionZion Apr 7 #10
elias7 Apr 7 #11
hedda_foil Apr 7 #17
DarthDem Apr 7 #20
dhol82 Apr 7 #21
Lord Ludd Apr 7 #22
roamer65 Apr 8 #28
Progressive Jones Apr 9 #29
dalton99a Apr 7 #24

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 05:14 PM

1. It could have been a heart attack due to anxiety. Decades ago I worked in the ER at....

....at that very hospital. Around midnight we had a man come in thinking he was having a heart attack. The doctor ran all the tests and found nothing.

Turns out he had a big, spicy meal earlier and was probably just bloated with gas.

To be safe, the doctor admitted him anyway - that made him REALLY anxious. Even though he had no history of heart problems, two hours later he died of a heart attack. They say it was from anxiety and worry.

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Response to George II (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 05:23 PM

3. sad. we need stress techniques in times like these

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 05:48 PM

6. Remember to breathe & that all things pass. Do what you can, don't worry about the rest.


Get rid of hate and replace it with cold loathing, which is just as determined but is a calm emotion. Hate amplifies stress and attacks rationality.

Sometimes distractions help, like entertainment or games or cooking, etc. But they can't be a crutch for too long. If other stress reduction techniques are being used, then those activities and work and housework will be more effectively done and more effective at reducing stress.

Integrate stress reduction into everything you do for maximum synergistic effect.

There is some utility to worrying as an incentive to tuning in and thinking. Of course, it is important to stay in touch and read and watch and listen to news. It is something you can do. It is hard not to worry while listening to the news.

It is possible to listen to the news calmly and taking it all in. Do some research until you understand it well to some level, however shallow or deep, as suits you. Then sort out what you can do and do it. Let the rest go. Really. It works.

For example: Do you have a relative suffering that you can't reach or help directly? (from disease or economic stress or worry) Call them, help as you are able with money or even just with empathetic words and information. Help them understand. Don't worry that you can't be there, because you can't. Accept the fact and feel peace that you have done something, done what you can.

Don't fret about what you can't do or control.

It takes practice but you get good at it by doing.

Do it by changing what you can, accepting what you can't change, and thinking about the difference (thinking some, but not too much).

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:20 PM

16. Excellent! How do I bookmark your post for future reference?

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Response to warmfeet (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:42 PM

18. Use the Permalink to click (beside Link here in lower left of post) giving you this:

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 05:53 PM

8. Valium works with me.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 06:50 PM

12. I found that Valium makes me MEAN.

I have chronically crappy sleep for a variety of reasons, tried Valium a while back as a remedy and found it didn't do a thing but make me dopey, thick-headed and feeling real mean when it wore off.

No true restorative-type sleep with that stuff.

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Response to canuckledragger (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 06:56 PM

14. It really helps me with my back muscle pain and anti anxiety.

Yea it does have all that, I don't take it often. A bottle of 30 lasts me about 3.5 months.

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Response to canuckledragger (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 10:54 PM

23. that stuff made turned into a raving bitch

after taking it for a couple of weeks, she stopped because she decided she did not like herself at all.

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Response to George II (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 06:52 PM

13. Takosubo

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 06:58 PM

15. A couple of hours after he was admitted the unit sent his chart and personal belongings....

...down to the ER. I asked why, and they said he expired. We were all shocked. He was basically a healthy man (and not that old) who just had a essentially a severe case of heartburn/indigestion.

Sad.

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Response to George II (Reply #15)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:44 PM

19. My 41 yr old son died of a massive heart attack after "severe indigestion".

It wasn’t indigestion, it was the signs of a heart attack.

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Response to SharonAnn (Reply #19)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:44 PM

25. I'm sorry for your loss. n/t

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Response to SharonAnn (Reply #19)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 11:54 PM

26. I am so sorry.

❤️

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Response to George II (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 01:43 AM

27. Thank you for that story.

It shows how subtle the cause of any one death might be.

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Response to George II (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 09:14 AM

30. If so, would cause of death be classified as COVID-19 or heart attack?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 05:21 PM

2. read somewhere that the virus...

can affect the heart as well...

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 05:55 PM

9. Yes it can indeed. Probably what did that 17 year old.

A lot of the Covid deaths may be logged as heart attack

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 05:27 PM

4. hey trump, is that close enough to 5th ave? - n/t

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 05:30 PM

5. Very sad!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 05:53 PM

7. Wasn't CvD-19 probably.

Stroke or heart attack more than likely.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 06:14 PM

10. Heart Damage in COVID-19 Patients Puzzles Doctors

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/heart-damage-in-covid-19-patients-puzzles-doctors/

There have been several news cases where a COVID-19 patient had a heart attack and died, including a teenager.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 06:28 PM

11. Probably myocarditis with fatal arrhythmia

Myocarditis is when the virus invades the heart muscle itself causes inflammation and damage. Apparently coronavirus has been causing cases of pericarditis, myocarditis, congestive heart failure and arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation. Some viruses do that.

This is also a rare but real complication of other viruses such as Coxsackie virus infection.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:41 PM

17. This seemed to have happened quite a bit in Wuhan at its peak.

I remember even seeing videos of individual bodies lying on empty streets.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:52 PM

20. Sad. RIP.


Thanks to him for his service.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 08:23 PM

21. Still remember video of Wuhan sometime in December or January with people

staggering and then collapsing on the sidewalks.
It was scary then and now, even more so while happening in NYC.
Not living in good times.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 10:47 PM

22. Shades of the 1918 flu

According to historical accounts, some people caught the flu while riding the bus & died before reaching their stop. Perhaps an exaggeration, but many died the same day they got infected.

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Response to Lord Ludd (Reply #22)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 03:02 AM

28. The 1918 flu would literally turn lips and extremities blue and skin black.

It was a nasty, nasty bug.

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Response to Lord Ludd (Reply #22)

Thu Apr 9, 2020, 02:16 AM

29. My Mom had relatives taken out by the 1918 flu.

She hadn't even been born yet. This was on her Father's side of the family.

Her oldest Uncle's family was taken out. He was the only survivor.
It took his wife, 3 kids, and his Mother In Law.

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