Paola de Simone, a 46-year old Argentina Professor has died of coronavirus after having respiratory problems during a zoom lecture with her students.
Paola taught politics and international relations at the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa in Buenos Aires. Almost 40 students were attending her lecture about 20th-century world history.
She suddenly starts gasping for air during a zoom lecture with her students. Her students asked her for her address so that they can call an ambulance. But she responded: “I can’t.”
She then suddenly collapsed and died during her last lecture.
Earlier in August, she took to her now-deleted Twitter account and revealed that she had been experiencing COVID-19 symptoms for at least four weeks.
Furthermore, she said that she had been suffering from coronavirus symptoms from the last four weeks. Her symptoms had persisted for weeks.
Her husband is an A&E doctor who was also stressed out because of his work. Despite her bad health condition she continued her work and taught her students since her last breath.
Paola was a passionate and dedicated teacher. She was a great person who lost her life too early. A video of her last lecture is also making rounds on social media.
— UADE (@UADEoficial) September 3, 2020
The university requested members of the academic community to respect her memory. She left her husband and a daughter behind.