102-year-old man beats COVID-19 – level 2

30-07-2021 07:00

Nikolai Bagayev is a Russian veteran who fought with the Russian soldiers in World War II.

At the age of 102, he fought with the coronavirus, and he won. Bagayev spent more than a month in hospital and 80% of his lungs were damaged by the virus. Last week, he could finally leave hospital, and he thanked the doctors for their care. He said that he was born again.

Bagayev worked in the Soviet republic of Kazakhstan where he helped build the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Baikonur was the first and largest place for spaceships in the world, and it sent the first man into space in 1961. Bagayev said that he learned a special way to breathe from Soviet cosmonauts, and that this way helped him recover from COVID-19.

Difficult words: veteran (a person who fought in a war), lung (one of the two organs which help people breathe), Soviet republic (a country that was part of the Soviet Union before it became Russia).

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