Paola De Simone Bio, Wiki
Paola De Simone is a college professor in Argentina who collapsed and died at her home during a lecture in front of her virtual class. She has been suffering from persistent coronavirus symptoms and died at her home during a lecture.
More than 450,000 COVID-19 cases and over 9,000 fatalities have been reported in Argentina, according to Johns Hopkins University.
She was 46 years old at the time of her death.
Paola De Simone
Paola De Simone taught 20th-century world history at Universidad Argentina de la Empresa in Buenos Aries, complained she was having trouble breathing during the Zoom session last week, the Sun reported, citing Diari Mes.
Her alarmed students asked her to give them her home address so they could summon help, but she gasped “I can’t” before collapsing, according to the news outlet.
Paola De Simone Husband
De Simone’s husband, a doctor, discovered her lifeless body when he came home. The professor, who also is survived by a daughter, had mentioned her health struggle — and her husband’s work amid the pandemic — on Twitter.
“It is very complicated. I have been here [with the virus] for more than four weeks and the symptoms do not go away,” De Simone wrote, according to the Sun. “My husband is exhausted from working so much at the moment.”
Her Student Describes her as an “Unforgettable Teacher’
One of her students, Ana Breccia, 23, described the professor’s last moments.
“She began by saying that she had pneumonia, we saw it was worse than in previous classes,” she said. “At one point she could not continue passing slides, nor speak and she became unbalanced.”
Another student called De Simone an “unforgettable teacher, one of those who give you a hand in everything, who makes you love what you study, who go out of their way for their students. We are going to miss you a lot,” the Sun reported.
Her Friend, a Journalist was Surprised she was still working
Silvina Sterin Pensel, an Argentine journalist in New York, said she was not surprised her friend and former classmate at Universidad del Salvador had still been teaching.
“I totally portray Paola deciding, ‘I can totally do this, my students need me,’” she told the Washington Post, adding that the professor’s death is a “sad reminder that the virus is real.”
Sterin Pencil, who met De Simone in 1992, described her friend as a “brainy, brilliant” person who displayed the traits of a successful educator even back then.
“You could tell already she had a bright future ahead in teaching or in any endeavor she set her mind to,” she told the Washington Post. “She was already displaying this critical thinking you find more in a professor than in a student.”