BY FNR TIGG
30-year-old Rana Zoe Mungin fell victim to COVID-19 on Monday, after struggling to be seen for her symptoms.
According to New York’s CW-affiliate, Mungin’s sister, Mia, is a registered nurse who says Mungin contracted the virus in mid-March. Mungin had asthma and hypertension, which put her at higher risk if she caught the coronavirus. But despite showing signs of COVID-19 like fever and shortness of breath, Mia claims that Rana Zoe was turned away from hospitals on multiple occasions. Once, she was even told that she was simply experiencing a “panic attack.”
“He insinuated she was having a panic attack. She kept saying ‘I can’t breathe,'” Mia recalled.
Eventually, the social studies teacher was admitted to Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn on March 20—five days after she first tried to seek treatment. Mungin was struggling to breathe, forcing doctors to intubate her and place her on a ventilator. After mounting an unsuccessful campaign to get Mungin included in a trial for an experimental treatment, she was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.
At Mount Sinai, Mungin’s condition started to improve. By April 18, Mungin was alert and doctors wanted to try to get her to breathe without a ventilator. Yet on Monday, her condition took a turn for the worse resulting in her death.