Given the long incubation period of coronavirus, it can be difficult to tell which events are causing a massive spread of the community. Still, a family in the Chicago area uses their destinies as a warning to others to be more vigilant. Mike and Carol Bruno died ten days apart from coronavirus complications after sitting in their son̵
“We never thought this would happen to our family, and it did. This virus is truly forgiving and only attacks in really evil ways,” son Joe Bruno told WECT.
The virus began to spread through the family after a haircut on November 20. Bruno’s sister, who had tested negative for the virus just a few days before, cut her hair at home and brought her mother along.
“My sister works in a salon, so just before Thanksgiving, my sister got a COVID test and was negative. She was quarantined for three to four days after receiving the negative test. I needed a haircut, and she said, ‘Well, why do I not just come in and cut your hair so you don’t have to go into the salon?’, “Bruno explained.
He further said that they took several precautions to avoid contracting the virus.
“I did not hug my mother. I did not hug my sister. My sister cut my hair. She was masked and all the windows were open. We were removed to my apartment, and then they left, “said Bruno. “They were over for maybe 40 to 45 minutes. Later that evening, the sister began to feel symptoms. About three days later, I began to feel symptoms. ”
In all, six members of the extended Bruno family came up with COVID-19. Mike and Carol died earlier this month. Joe blames himself for his parents’ death.
“Had I brought that victim and, you know, not spent 30 to 40 minutes with my mother, they would still be here,” Bruno said.