The Sun : Athletic and ‘healthy’ banker, 25, with coronavirus is fighting for life in a medically induced coma

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A YOUNG, healthy man who was diagnosed with the coronavirus is now using a ventilator and is in a medically induced coma because of the illness.

Jack Allard, 25, started experiencing symptoms on March 13, and was in his office in New York City, where he works as a banker, and had a fever after that.

Jack Allard, 25, has tested positive for the coronavirus and has been on a ventilator in a medically induced coma for nearly a week[/caption]

"My son is healthy, no pre-existing conditions and he's 25," his mother, Genny Allard, told WABC-TV. "This virus is really dangerous and now he is very, very sick."

The man checked himself into a hospital two days after the symptoms began.

He was tested for the coronavirus — but his family claims his test was lost.

Genny said Jack, who lives in New Jersey, has been in the intensive care unit in a medically induced coma for the past six days.

Jack was young and healthy and worked as a banker in New York City when he started experiencing symptoms, according to the man's mother[/caption]

She said the entire process of giving Jack medical care was set back because lab workers lost his positive coronavirus test for five days.

The Allard family has been waiting for Jack to receive treatment — which can only come after testing positive for the test. But since the test was lost, there was a delay in the treatment.

"There's no reason why NBA players with their sniffles are getting their results before my son who is on a ventilator," Genny said.

The 25-year-old's mother said Jack didn't have the typical coronavirus symptoms.

"He had incredibly high fever, back pain, and he was throwing up. We thought he had a kidney infection," she told WPIX.

"He doesn't smoke, he doesn't have pre-existing conditions, he was a two-time, All-American lacrosse player at Bates College," Genny said. "I don't think he's missed a day of work in a year at Bank of America."

The Allard family claims medical lab employees lost Jack's positive coronavirus test results, which set back his medical treatment for five days[/caption]

She said Jack was a healthy person who took his health "very seriously."

"This happens to really healthy young people," she then warned.

U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, who represents New Jersey, said medical employees losing Jack's positive coronavirus test is "inexcusable."

"We've been working with the [Food and Drug Administration] and the drug company to get the drug to him — hopefully within the next number of hours," Gottheimer told WABC on Wednesday.

Jack's mom warned the coronavirus 'happens to really healthy young people'[/caption]

The drug in question is called remdesivir, which is a novel antiviral drug that targets the coronavirus — which causes the COVID-19 disease.

Gilead Science, the pharmaceutical giant that makes remdesivir, recently registered the drug as a rare disease treatment with the FDA.

It's administered through an IV and is being tested in at least five separate experiments.

Gilead also has provided it to several hundred severely ill COVID-19 patients in the U.S, Europe and Japan under "compassionate use" provisions.

Jack is reportedly one of 500 people who are on a list for a clinical trial that uses remdesivir.

Gilead on Sunday said it was pausing that program because too many people had been requesting to use the drug.

Jack's mother told Fox News on Tuesday: "The virus tends to attack the lungs, and … remdesivir has the ability to shut down and kind of slow down the virus so Jack's body can properly fight it."

"His doctors say this is something that can really help him and we are really excited that he might be a candidate for this. We think it is the best chance he has to survive."

On Tuesday, Genny said Jack was flown to a hospital in Pennsylvania, and said: "Once he gets there and they settle him in, the drug will be available to him there."

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