New York woman, 101, has survived both coronavirus and Spanish flu

New York woman, 101, has survived both coronavirus and Spanish flu
Survivor: Rose Leigh-Manuell, 101. CBS 2 NY video

[Ed. – Hardy breed.  We wish her a quick recovery and at least 120 total birthday celebrations.]

The vibrant great-great-grandmother is 101 years old.

Her medical staff at Good Samaritan/Catholic Health Services in Sayville believes Leigh-Manuell’s strength and drive battled and beat the coronavirus. But she credits them. …

Leigh-Manuell’s son Gary says it was touch and go.

“The survival rate at 101 years old when you contract the disease… I didn’t think she had a chance,” he said.

Not only did Leigh-Manuell conquer COVID-19, she survived the Spanish flu the year she was born. …

Her family says she was an excellent driver at age 99 when her license expired.

“I would have had to renew and take a driver’s test all over again. I don’t think I would have passed,” she said.

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