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BIGGER PICTURE: HE HAS RISEN (to the challenge)

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It is no coincidence the above headline is running two days after Easter. Sunday’s Mass at St. Francis de Sales Church in Geneva is significant to the end point of this story.

This past Christmas, Jim Greco and seven others celebrated a dinner together. About a day or two later, his wife Marlene, 74, started to feel ill. She tested positive for Covid-19 and, as a precaution due to her age, went to Geneva General Hospital where she received treatment. She was released Jan. 4. She continued her recovery with some basic home health care.

On the day prior, Jan. 3, Jim, 76, also was admitted to GGH with what started out as fairly mild symptoms. He also tested positive for Covid-19.

Neither Jim nor Marlene had been vaccinated at that point.

No one else from that Christmas dinner fell ill.

Things started to go downhill fairly quickly for Jim. His oxygen level decreased. He developed covid-induced pneumonia. Breathing became difficult.

Doctors conferred with him about........

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