The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China and create a global pandemic.
Grace Fusco, 73, a mother of 11 from Freehold, died last week, according to her cousin, Paradiso Fodera, in an interview with The New York Times. Fusco’s daughter, 55-year-old Rita Fusco-Jackson, died Friday before her eldest son, Carmine Fusco, died in Pennsylvania, the family’s lawyer told the paper.
Paradiso Fodera said that about 20 other relatives are on a respirator in their homes and are praying. “If they’re not on a respirator, they’re quarantined,” she said. “It is so pitiful,” she added. “They can’t even mourn the way you would.”
“They’re young and they don’t have any underlying conditions,” she said of some of the other patients.
Other members of the Fusco family are awaiting test results for the virus.
“This has been devastating for all of us,” Fusco-Jackson’s sister Elizabeth Fusco told NJ.com before the two other family members died. “We are waiting on 19 tests of spouses and children of the hospitalized victims, who were all in contact on March 10 or later,” she said earlier this week.
According to Johns Hopkins University data, more than 9,400 cases of the CCP virus have been reported in the United States as of Thursday morning along with 150 deaths. And more than 427 cases have been reported in New Jersey along with five deaths.