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UK teen wakes from 11-month coma with no knowledge of COVID-19 pandemic

CA, 09 Feb 2021
How do you explain the last 11 months to someone who’s been in a coma the whole time? That question is facing Joe Flavill’s family in the U.K., as the 19-year-old begins to wake from a coma that started after he was hit by a car on Mar. 1, 2020.

Flavill suffered a traumatic brain injury in the accident and later caught COVID-19 during his recovery in hospital, according to his aunt, Sally Flavill Smith. He recently started moving and responding to his environment, but Flavill Smith says he still has no idea that the coronavirus exists. Redmond Shannon has more.

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