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Couple becomes seriously ill with COVID-19 during vacation to southern Mexico

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A Chula Vista woman is keeping vigil after her parents holiday vacation turned into nightmare, when both become sick with COVID-19.

Jose and Gloria Arellano had a dilemma. Their daughter Joselyn says they had airfare credits from a postponed trip to southern Mexico but the deadline to use the credits was about the run out.

“They had their trip postpone the trip two or three times. They didn’t want to lose the money, so they decided to go this time.

On November 11, they flew out from Tijuana to Oaxaca for a two-week vacation. Apprehensive about rising COVID-19 rates, they went prepared with goggles and masks. Gloria also had a face shield. Once there, they did a little sightseeing. When they were near anybody, they wore masks.

“Their main thing is to try food. They were mostly at restaurants. They were also at the beach a lot,” said Joselyn.

About six days into their trip, Jose, 66, became sick.

“For him, it was coughing. He has asthma, and it just got into his lungs,” said Joselyn.

A few days later, Gloria, 64, also became ill. They went to a local hospital, received COVID-19 tests, and tested positive. Jose got sicker and the family contracted at air ambulance to fly him back to San Diego two days before Thanksgiving.

Jose, a former investigator with the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office and former Navy, is being treated at the VA Medical Center in La Jolla.

“He’s been stabile, on a ventilator and taking antibiotics,” said Joselyn.

Joselyn calls her father’s situation a helpless waiting game. Her mother ended up in a hospital in Oaxaca, intubated for several days, before being released Monday. Right now, she’s quarantining at an Airbnb in Oaxaca.

“It’s a vacation, for them, they’ll regret forever,” said Joselyn.

Joselyn is trying to stay optimistic with so much uncertainty about her father. She is certain about one thing. There will be no vacations in her family’s near future.

“It’s not worth it. It’s not worth the risk,” said Joselyn.

Joselyn’s brother flew to Oaxaca to help their mother. He also tested positive and is now in quarantine with her.

A Gofundme campaign has been set up the help the family with medical expenses.

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Michigan GOP Speaker Chatfield drinks at Trump Hotel; Carson was ‘desperately ill’ from COVID

USA TODAY’S coverage of the 2020 election continues this week as states prepare to finish certifying their vote counts after President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the hard-fought presidential race. President Donald Trump has yet to concede the race as Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris prepare to take office in January.

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Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump gives thumbs up after stepping off Air Force One as he arrives at Detroit Metro Airport, behind him are Kurt Heise, left, Supervisor of Plymouth Township, Mich., and Speaker Lee Chatfield, of the Michigan House of Representatives, May 21, 2020, in Detroit.


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President Donald Trump gives thumbs up after stepping off Air Force One as he arrives at Detroit Metro Airport, behind him are Kurt Heise, left, Supervisor of Plymouth Township, Mich., and Speaker Lee Chatfield, of the Michigan House of Representatives, May 21, 2020, in Detroit.

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Michigan GOP House Speaker Chatfield enjoys drinks at Trump Hotel 

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Public skepticism that Michigan’s Republican legislative leaders focused on COVID-19 assistance when they met with President Donald Trump was amplified Saturday as state House Speaker Lee Chatfield was seen socializing at the Trump Hotel in Washington and the president posted tweets that implied the election was also a topic of discussion. 

Chatfield and Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey met with Trump Friday afternoon at the White House. After the meeting, the pair issued a statement that said, the meeting focused on COVID-19 assistance and that “we have not yet been made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election in Michigan.”

But critics of the meeting were already dubious that the president did not try to persuade the lawmakers in his ongoing efforts to subvert the election results before photographs surfaced of Chatfield drinking and sitting, unmasked, with others at the Trump International Hotel. Their concerns were amplified when the lawmakers did not elaborate on what, if anything, the president asked about Michigan election results

Trump hopes the state’s Republican-controlled state legislature will flip Michigan’s 16 Electoral Colleges vote to him even though President-elect Joe Biden earned approximately 154,000 more votes in the state than Trump. 

Trump tweeted twice Saturday, responding to both lawmakers with more unfounded allegations of fraud and misconduct in Michigan. 

“We will show massive and unprecedented fraud!” Trump tweeted in response to Shirkey tweeting out his statement. 

In response to a Chatfield tweet, Trump tweeted, “Massive voter fraud will be shown!”

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Ben Carson says he is ‘out of the woods’ after being ‘desperately ill’ from COVID

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, was “extremely sick” and “desperately ill,” according to a post on his Facebook page Friday morning.

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