Coronavirus: Belgian woman (90) dies after refusing ventilator
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    Coronavirus: Belgian woman (90) dies after refusing ventilator

    The woman made headlines across the world as she died of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) after refusing ventilator treatment. Credit: Belga

    Suzanne Hoylaerts (90), a Belgian woman, has made headlines across the world after she died of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) after refusing ventilator treatment.

    Hoylaerts, a woman from the municipality of Lubbeek in the Flemish Brabant province, died last week from the consequences of the coronavirus.

    “You do not need to put me on a ventilator. Keep it for the younger patients, I have had a beautiful life,” she said to the doctors, according to VRT.

    Her story appeared in newspapers across the world, from the United States, to Spain, the United Kingdom and even India.

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    “Our mother really did not do anything special,” her daughter told Het Laatste Nieuws. “That is just the way she was,” she added.

    The news comes “amid a global shortage of ventilators during the coronavirus pandemic, a key piece of equipment in the battle against the respiratory disease,” the Daily Mail wrote.

    Maïthé Chini
    The Brussels Times